1830–1925 (Age 95)
Cherokee County, Georgia, USA

The Life of SARAH ANN

When SARAH ANN STANCIL was born on 6 January 1830, her father, Jesse Stancil, was 19 and her mother, Ann Brown, was 20. She married Abraham Thurman Howard on 24 June 1855. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 28 October 1925, in Dawson, Georgia, United States, at the age of 95.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Thurman Howard
Marriage: 24 June 1855
Mary Ann Marian Howard
James Milton "Milt" Howard
Martha Elizabeth Howard
Jesse Jackson Howard
Milly Jane Howard
William Isaac Howard
Margaret Susan Howard

Spouse and Children

24 June 1855


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

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.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 2

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

Age 28

Historical Boundaries 1858: Dawson, Georgia, United States

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so named in South Yorkshire.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Howard in household of Abram Howard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Slancil in entry for Hughes, Mary Ann, "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942"
  • Sarah Stanal, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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