Sarah Jane Haggard

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Haggard was born about 1836, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Robert Elkin Haggard, was 34 and her mother, Rosaline Edmonson, was 27. She married Allen J Griggs on 1 December 1853, in Clark, Kentucky, United States. She died on 13 December 1853, in Scott, Illinois, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Winchester, Scott, Illinois, United States.

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Allen J Griggs
Sarah Jane Haggard
Marriage: 1 December 1853

Sources (4)

  • Sarah Haggard in household of Robert E Haggard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Jane Haggard, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jane Haggard in entry for Allen Criggs, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"

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1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.


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

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): variant of Hawkyard, a habitational name from Hawk Yard in Saddleworth (Yorkshire).

English: nickname from Middle English, Old French hagard ‘wild, untamed’. This word was adopted into Middle English as a technical term in falconry to denote a hawk that had been captured and trained when already fully grown, rather than being reared in captivity; the surname may have developed as a metonymic occupational name for a falconer.

English: possibly also a variant of Agar with prosthetic H- and excrescent -d.

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

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