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
Sara Jane Davis
Marriage: 27 December 1851
Frank Pierce Cole
Elenor Marlla Cole
Elmer Marbel Cole
Alberta Delanida Cole
Alberto Delasida Cole
Cora Agnes Cole
Herbert Eben Cole
Harry Delmont Cole
Mattie Sarah Cole
Perley Richard Cole
Sam Cole

Spouse and Children

27 December 1851


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Davis


    Sally Torrey




    Sabrina Torrey Davis


    Rebecca Streeter Davis


    Charles Grenvil Davis


    Mary Brown Davis


    Horatio Mason Davis


+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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