Sarah Jane Black

6 September 1853–18 November 1875 (Age 22)
Geneseo, Geneseo, Livingston, New York, United States

The Life of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Black was born on 6 September 1853, in Geneseo, Geneseo, Livingston, New York, United States, her father, Jefferson Black, was 27 and her mother, Julia Markham, was 27. She died on 18 November 1875, in Geneseo, Geneseo, Livingston, New York, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Geneseo, Geneseo, Livingston, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles D. Neff
1849–1941
Sarah Jane Black
1853–1875

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jefferson Black

    Male1825–1887Male

    Julia Markham

    Female1826–1896Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (6)

1863

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 10

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 13

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’ (Old English blæc, blaca), a nickname given from the earliest times to a swarthy or darkhaired man.2 Scottish and English: from Old English blāc ‘pale’, ‘fair’, i.e. precisely the opposite meaning to 1, and a variant of Blake 2. Blake and Black are found more or less interchangeably in several surnames and place names.3 English: variant of Blanc as a Norman name. The pronunciation of the nasalized vowel gave considerable difficulty to English speakers, and its quality was often ignored.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jenny Neff in household of Abraham Neff, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Jenny Black in household of Jefferson Black, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Sarahjane Black in household of Jefferson Black, "New York State Census, 1855"

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