Sarah Keenan

1836–Female
Vermilion, Illinois, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Keenan was born in 1836, in Vermilion, Illinois, United States, her father, William Keenen, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Hicks, was 33.

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Family Time Line

William Keenen
1801–1837
Elizabeth Hicks
1803–1888
Malinda Keenan
1828–1904
Thomas Keenan
1830–
Elizabeth Keenan
1832–1858
Hannah Keenan
1834–1896
Sarah Keenan
1836–

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World Events (3)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 0

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.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 3

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1846

Age 10

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

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cianáin ‘son of Cianán’, a personal name from a diminutive of cian ‘distant’, ‘long’, or possibly of Mac Fhinghin ‘fair offspring’.

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

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