Sarah Jane Sullivan

28 May 1825–1865 (Age 39)
Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Sullivan was born on 28 May 1825, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, her father, Lewis Sullivan Sr., was 45 and her mother, Mary Bidwell, was 35. She married John Mossbarger on 9 April 1845. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in White, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Wayne, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died in 1865, at the age of 40.

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John Mossbarger
Sarah Jane Sullivan
Marriage: 9 April 1845
William Little Mossberger
Licia Emaline Mossbarger
Nancy A. Mossberger

Spouse and Children

9 April 1845


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World Events (8)

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 11

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.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Sullivan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Súileabháin ‘descendant of Súileabhán’, a personal name composed of the elements súil ‘eye’ + dubh ‘black’, ‘dark’ + the diminutive suffix -án.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Mosbarger in household of John Mosbarger, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah J Blesset in household of Sollomon Blesset, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Jane Mosbarger, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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