Sara Jane Davis

16 December 1832–14 September 1897 (Age 64)
Paris, Oxford, Maine, United States

The Life of Sara Jane

When Sara Jane Davis was born on 16 December 1832, in Paris, Oxford, Maine, United States, her father, Henry Davis, was 46 and her mother, Sally Torrey, was 39. She married Richard Leroy Cole on 27 December 1851. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 14 September 1897, in Greenwood, Oxford, Maine, United States, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Richard Leroy Cole
1824–1905
Sara Jane Davis
1832–1897
Marriage: 27 December 1851
Frank Pierce Cole
1852–
Elenor Marlla Cole
1854–
Elmer Marbel Cole
1854–
Alberta Delanida Cole
1856–1873
Alberto Delasida Cole
1856–1873
Cora Agnes Cole
1858–1876
Herbert Eben Cole
1862–1914
Harry Delmont Cole
1864–
Mattie Sarah Cole
1868–
Perley Richard Cole
1872–1873
Sam Cole
1877–1877

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 December 1851
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Davis

    Male1786–1868Male

    Sally Torrey

    Female1793–1855Female

siblings

(12)

    Sabrina Torrey Davis

    Female1816–1896Female

    Rebecca Streeter Davis

    Female1818–Female

    Charles Grenvil Davis

    Male1821–1893Male

    Mary Brown Davis

    Female1823–1843Female

    Horatio Mason Davis

    Male1824–Male

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

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.
1838 · The Aroostook War

Age 6

"An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or ""Pork and Beans War"". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears."
1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 19

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah J Cole in household of Richard L Cole, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Davis in entry for Herbert E Cole, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Sarah J Cole, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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