Sarah Mariah Farnham

23 January 1845–15 April 1940 (Age 95)
Nauvoo Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Mariah

When Sarah Mariah Farnham was born on 23 January 1845, in Nauvoo Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Augustus Alwin Farnham, was 39 and her mother, Mary Jane Pottle, was 27. She married Samuel Ross Bell on 1 October 1861, in Buchanan, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States in 1935 and Civil District 2, Shelby, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 15 April 1940, in DeValls Bluff, Prairie, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Ross Bell
Sarah Mariah Farnham
Marriage: 1 October 1861
Mary Bell
Benjamin F. Bell
Pearl Bell
James Ross Bell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 October 1861Buchanan, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries - 1849: Monroe, Arkansas, United States; 1850: Prairie, Arkansas, United States
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 25
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Farnham in Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Essex, Suffolk, Surrey, and Yorkshire, all named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + either hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water, a water-meadow’.

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

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    Sources (17)

    • Sarah Farnham in entry for Pearl Bell Brouse, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Sara Bell in household of John E Brouse, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Sarah M Farnham, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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