Sarah Jane Cress

1813–3 May 1871 (Age 58)
Smyth, Virginia, United States

The Life of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Cress was born in 1813, in Smyth, Virginia, United States, her father, George Cress, was 26 and her mother, Nancy Reed, was 26. She had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Wilson Huff. She lived in Washington, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Laurel, Kentucky, United States in 1860. She died on 3 May 1871, in Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilson Huff
Sarah Jane Cress
James Mathew Huff
Taswell H. Huff
Savana Huff
Eleanor Huff
George Washington Huff
Nancy Angeline Huff

Spouse and Children



    James Mathew Huff


    Taswell H. Huff


    Savana Huff


    Eleanor Huff


    George Washington Huff


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Nancy Reed




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 5

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 17

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Kress .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Huff in household of Willison Huff, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jane Huff in household of Wilson Huff, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jennie Kress in entry for Samuel P. Mckinney, "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955"

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