Sarah Elizabeth Johnson

1844–28 February 1882 (Age 38)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Johnson was born in 1844, in Indiana, United States, her father, Nelson Johnson, was 33 and her mother, Parthena Lemasters, was 37. She married John Brady Shedrick on 15 May 1864, in Decatur, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Washington Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Osage Township, Vernon, Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 28 February 1882, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 38.

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John Brady Shedrick
Sarah Elizabeth Johnson
Marriage: 15 May 1864
Shelby Sheddrick
Joseph Sheddrick
Susan C. Shedrick
William Sheddrick
Charles Bailey Sheddrick
Annie Eliza Shedrick

Spouse and Children

15 May 1864
Decatur, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 7

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 12

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name John . As an American family name, Johnson has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah E Studrick in household of Jno B Studrick, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah E Johnson, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • 1880 United States Federal Census

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