Sarah Sheridan

23 August 1831–16 October 1907 (Age 76)
Florence, York Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Sheridan was born on 23 August 1831, in Florence, York Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States, her father, James Sheridan, was 43 and her mother, Phoebe Ricketts, was 43. She married George Washington See on 25 April 1846, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 16 October 1907, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Livingston, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington See
Sarah Sheridan
Marriage: 25 April 1846
Caroline See
Emaline See
Mary Elizabeth See
Robert D. See
Nancy Jane See
George Leander See

Spouse and Children

25 April 1846
Switzerland, Indiana, United States


    Caroline See


    Emaline See



    Robert D. See


    Nancy Jane See


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    James Sheridan





+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 1

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 5

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 20

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sirideáin‘descendant of Sirideán’, a personal name of uncertain origin, possibly akin to sirim ‘to seek’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George L See in household of Sarah See, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George L See, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah Sheridan, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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