Sarah Ann Tillman

1825–1895 (Age 70)
Tattnall, Georgia, United States

The Life of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Tillman was born in 1825, in Tattnall, Georgia, United States, her father, Daniel White Tillman, was 28 and her mother, Melissa " Polly" Hutton, was 18. She married James Douglas on 6 December 1849, in Tattnall, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Bradford, Florida, United States in 1860. She died in 1895, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

James Douglas
Sarah Ann Tillman
Marriage: 6 December 1849
Victoria Douglas
Hannah Missouri Douglas
Frederick Monroe Douglas
Alexander C Douglas
America Caroline Douglas
Jane Francis Douglas
James Paul Douglas

Spouse and Children

    James Douglas



6 December 1849
Tattnall, Georgia, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    William Love B. Tillman


    Hiram David Tillman


    Daniel Walton Tillman


    Nancy Calhoun Hutton Tillman


World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 7

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

Age 21

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Tilman .2 Americanized spelling of German Tillmann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Douglass, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Douglass in household of James Douglass, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Ann Tillman Douglass in entry for James Douglass, "Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1955"

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