Sarah Jane Trower

6 June 1830–1909 (Age 78)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Trower was born on 6 June 1830, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Wesley Bingham Trower, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Jones, was 23. She married Robert Jackson King on 15 December 1852, in Pike, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Missouri, United States in 1870. She died in 1909, in Hartford Township, Pike, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Pike, Missouri, United States.

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Robert Jackson King
Sarah Jane Trower
Marriage: 15 December 1852
Wesley Bingham King
Joseph Henry King
Martha Frances King
Charles W. King
Lucy A. King

Spouse and Children

    Robert Jackson King



15 December 1852
Pike, Missouri, United States


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+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1831 · Dedication of Jackson County

Age 1

In August 1831, Latter-day Saint Sidney Rigdon dedicated Jackson County, Missouri, for the gathering place of Zion.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 30

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

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Thrower .2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Treabhair ( see Trevor ).3 Americanized spelling of German Trauer, a habitational name for someone from Trauen in Lower Saxony.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah King in household of Robert J King, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah J King in household of Robert J King, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Trower in household of Wesley B Trower, "United States Census, 1850"

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