Sarah Jane Calvert

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Calvert was born on 29 December 1831, in Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, her father, James Calvert, was 44 and her mother, Jane Rogers, was 40. She married John Leatherwood Wright before 1860, in Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Leatherwood Wright
1833–1865
Sarah Jane Calvert
1831–
Marriage: before 1860

Sources (2)

  • 1860 United States Federal Census
  • 1870 United States Federal Census

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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.

1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (northern): occupational name from Middle English calfhirde, from Old English (Anglian) calf ‘calf’ + hierde ‘herdsman’.

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

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