Sarah J. McKeeby


Brief Life History of Sarah J.

When Sarah J. McKeeby was born in 1832, in New York, United States, her father, William McKeeby, was 24 and her mother, Lois, was 27. She married Lewis Learned Bissell in 1854. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan, United States in 1870. She died in 1875, in Lakeview, Cato Township, Montcalm, Michigan, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeview, Cato Township, Montcalm, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Learned Bissell
Sarah J. McKeeby
Marriage: 1854
Altha A Bissell
Mary Leora Bissell
Eva Blanche Bissell

Sources (14)

  • Sarah J Mckibby in household of William Mckibby, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah J Bissell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sara McKibby in entry for Blanche B Seely, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 0

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


    Age 5

    Michigan is the 26th state.


    Age 14

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

    Name Meaning

    Irish: Mac, son, and caoimeaig, genitive of caoimeac, of a gentle person, meaning son of a gentle person

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