Sarah Elizabeth Leeper

1862–1953 (Age 90)
Gasconade, Missouri, United States

The Life of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Leeper was born on 23 December 1862, in Gasconade, Missouri, United States, her father, Jesse Leeper, was 39 and her mother, Sarah Ann Morgan, was 25. She married John Wesley Allen on 12 August 1878, in Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Ellington Township, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Honey Creek Township, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 11 March 1953, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Home Cemetery, Fowler, Adams, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sarah Elizabeth Leeper
John Wesley Allen
Marriage: 12 August 1878
Charles Lee Allen
Sarah Ellen Allen
Clarence Edward Allen

Spouse & Children

12 August 1878
Adams, Illinois, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Jesse Leeper


  • Sarah Ann Morgan




  • Robert Edwin Leeper


  • Jeremiah Leeper


  • Female1855–1942Female

  • Malinda Helen Leeper


  • William Spencer Leeper


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Slavery Abolished

Age 3

On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. from Middle English le(a)pere, an occupational name for a basket maker (from Old English lēap ‘basket’). 2. occupational name or nickname for a dancer, runner, or courier (Old English hlēapere).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sahra Miller in household of Oliver C Miller, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sara E Miller in household of Oliver C Miller, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah E Miller in household of Oliver C Miller, "United States Census, 1910"

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