Sarah A. B. Willis

13 October 1825–24 December 1867 (Age 42)
Russell, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Sarah A. B.

When Sarah A. B. Willis was born on 13 October 1825, in Russell, Kentucky, United States, her father, Edmund Terrill Willis Jr, was 17 and her mother, Ellen Garnett, was 15. She married Stephen Barger on 30 October 1851, in Russell, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Adair, Kentucky, United States in 1850. She died on 24 December 1867, in Russell, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 42.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Barger
Sarah A. B. Willis
Marriage: 30 October 1851
John Edmond Barger
Lorenzo Thomas Barger
Hershel Porter Barger
Helen Brown Barger
Stephen Barger

Spouse and Children

30 October 1851
Russell, Kentucky, United States


    John Edmond Barger


    Lorenzo Thomas Barger


    Hershel Porter Barger


    Helen Brown Barger


    Stephen Barger


Parents and Siblings




    Edmund T Willis


    Adaline Willis


    Sarah B. Willis


    Oliver Garnett Willis


World Events (6)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 5

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 21

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Will .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Ann B Barger in household of Stheven Barger, "United States Census, 1860"
  • S C B Willis in household of Edmund S Willis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah B. Willis in entry for John E. Barger, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"

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