Sarah Jane Billingsley

Female21 June 1847–19 June 1937

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Billingsley was born on 21 June 1847, in Mississippi, United States, her father, Jesse Billingsley, was 40 and her mother, Rahab Rachial Fowler, was 42. She married Samuel Thomas Fife on 3 January 1873, in Lee, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Parker, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Justice Precinct 1, Parker, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 19 June 1937, in Parker, Texas, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Central Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Thomas Fife
Sarah Jane Billingsley
Marriage: 3 January 1873
Cara E Fife
Jessie Fife
Lou Fife
David Lafayette Fife
Effie Calporria Fife
Eva Lou Fife

Sources (9)

  • Sarah Fife in household of S T Fife, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah Billingsly in entry for Effie Calpornia Carr, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Sarah J Billingsby in household of Jesse Billingsby, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1873Lee, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1850 · Compromise of 1850

    Age 3

    The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.


    Age 14

    Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

    1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

    Age 29

    A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands): habitational name from a place in Shropshire named Billingsley, from Old English Billingeslēah ‘clearing (Old English lēah) near a sword-shaped hill’ (billing). See Bill 2.

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

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