Sarah Malinda Brantner

2 December 1843–4 September 1903 (Age 59)
Moundsville, Marshall, Virginia, United States

The Life of Sarah Malinda

When Sarah Malinda Brantner was born on 2 December 1843, in Moundsville, Marshall, Virginia, United States, her father, Jacob Brantner, was 22 and her mother, Margaret Drusilla Chaddock, was 28. She married William Wesley Darden on 18 February 1864, in Jefferson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Bodie, Mono, California, United States in 1880 and Judicial Township 5, Madera, California, United States in 1900. She died on 4 September 1903, in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, Fresno, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wesley Darden
Sarah Malinda Brantner
Marriage: 18 February 1864
David Orcutt Darden
William J Darden
Jennie B Darden

Spouse and Children

18 February 1864
Jefferson, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Brantner


    Margaret Drusilla Chaddock





    Rebecca Mary Brantner


    George Brantner


    Ellen Virginia Brantner


    Almedia Jane Brantner


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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 1

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 18

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

German (also Bräntner): topographic name for a settler on land cleared by fire, from Middle High German brant ‘burnt’ + the suffix -ner denoting an inhabitant.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Brantner in household of Jacob Brantner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • S M Darden in household of W W Darden, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah M Darden in household of W W Darden, "United States Census, 1870"

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