Sarah Jane Woods

September 1835–19 December 1901 (Age 66)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Woods was born in September 1835, in Missouri, United States, her father, Larkin Kavanaugh Woods, was 31 and her mother, Mary Hocker, was 31. She married Garland Maupin on 11 March 1852, in Howard, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Prairie Township, Howard, Missouri, United States for about 20 years and Armstrong, Prairie Township, Howard, Missouri Territory, United States in 1900. She died on 19 December 1901, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Howard, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William F. Cunningham
Sarah Jane Woods
Marriage: 1861
J. Thomas Cunningham
Wake Cunningham

Spouse and Children

    William F. Cunningham



Howard, Missouri, United States


    J. Thomas Cunningham


    Wake Cunningham


Parents and Siblings

    Larkin Kavanaugh Woods


    Mary Hocker





    William Patrick Woods


    Michael Woods



    Adam C. Woods


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 3

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.

Age 25

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived in the woods ( see Wood ).2 Irish: English name adopted as a translation of Ó Cuill ‘descendant of Coll’ ( see Quill ), or in Ulster of Mac Con Coille ‘son of Cú Choille’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’, which has also been mistranslated Cox , as if formed with coileach ‘cock’, ‘rooster’.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah J Cunningham in household of W Cunningham, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah J Cunningham in household of W F Cunningham, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah Maupin, "United States Census, 1860"

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