Sarah Roberson

16 April 1860–7 June 1943 (Age 83)
Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Roberson was born on 16 April 1860, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States, her father, Elbert Roberson, was 20 and her mother, Clamenca Jane Hodge, was 19. She married David Johnson on 12 February 1895, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in McClellan Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Waltonville, Jefferson, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died on 7 June 1943, in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Blissville Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States.

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David Johnson
Sarah Roberson
Marriage: 12 February 1895
Bertha Johnson

Spouse and Children

    David Johnson



12 February 1895
Jefferson, Illinois, United States


    Bertha Johnson


Parents and Siblings


    Clamenca Jane Hodge




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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 22

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

Northern English: variant of Robertson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah C Roberson in household of Elbert Roberson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Johnson in household of David Johnson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sarah C Johnson in household of Adam Rutherford, "United States Census, 1920"

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