Sarah Ann Brock

Brief Life History of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Brock was born on 12 August 1840, in Mississippi, United States, her father, Ezekiel Marshall Brack, was 25 and her mother, Lucy P. Sims, was 26. She married Jefferson Madison Dunaway on 11 October 1854, in Ellis, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Lafayette, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Waxahachie, Ellis, Texas, United States in 1870. She died on 16 June 1887, in Ellis, Texas, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Maypearl, Ellis, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jefferson Madison Dunaway
Sarah Ann Brock
Marriage: 11 October 1854
William James Dunaway
Ota Dunaway
Eugene Jefferson Dunaway
John Foster Dunaway
Jefferson Richard Dunaway
Samuel M. Dunaway
Joe A. Dunaway
James Brack Dunaway
John Emsley Dunaway
Otis Brack Dunaway

Sources (18)

  • Sarah Dunaway in household of Jefferson Dunaway, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Ann Brack, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Sara A. Brock Dunaway, “BillionGraves Index”

World Events (8)


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


Historical Boundaries 1850: Ellis, Texas, United States


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

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and North German: variant of Brook .

English and Scandinavian: nickname for a person supposedly resembling a badger, from Middle English brok(ke) ‘badger’ (Old English brocc) and Danish brok (a word of Celtic origin; compare Welsh broch, Cornish brogh, Irish broc). In the Middle Ages badgers were regarded as unpleasant creatures.

Dutch and Flemish: from a personal name, a short form of Brockert .

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

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