Sarah Jane Jordan

10 October 1862–3 October 1943 (Age 81)
Butler, Missouri, United States

The Life of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Jordan was born on 10 October 1862, in Butler, Missouri, United States, her father, Zenas Jordan, was 26 and her mother, Rhoda Ann Walker, was 25. She married William M Saylors on 27 August 1882, in Wayne, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 3 October 1943, in Poplar Bluff Township, Butler, Missouri, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William M Saylors
Sarah Jane Jordan
Marriage: 27 August 1882
Isaac H. Saylors
David Saylors Cochler
William T. Saylors
Mary C Saylors

Spouse and Children

27 August 1882
Wayne, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Zenas Jordan


    Rhoda Ann Walker




    James B Jordan



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, French, German, Polish, and Slovenian; Spanish and Hungarian (Jordán): from the Christian baptismal name Jordan. This is taken from the name of the river Jordan (Hebrew Yarden, a derivative of yarad ‘to go down’, i.e. to the Dead Sea). At the time of the Crusades it was common practice for crusaders and pilgrims to bring back flasks of water from the river in which John the Baptist had baptized people, including Christ himself, and to use it in the christening of their own children. As a result Jordan became quite a common personal name.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Colcher, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah J Jordan, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Sarah J. Jordon in entry for William Taylors, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920"

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