Sarah Ellen Francis

21 January 1844–7 November 1924 (Age 80)
Mount Gilead, Morrow, Ohio, United States

The Life of Sarah Ellen

When Sarah Ellen Francis was born on 21 January 1844, in Mount Gilead, Morrow, Ohio, United States, her father, Nathaniel Francis, was 21 and her mother, Malinda Mann, was 21. She married Wilson Shannon Hartwell on 16 April 1876. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Franklin Township, Morrow, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. She died on 7 November 1924, in Mount Gilead, Morrow, Ohio, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Mount Gilead, Morrow, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilson Shannon Hartwell
Sarah Ellen Francis
Marriage: 16 April 1876
Wilbert Loren Hartwell
Lily Bertha Hartwell
James Judson Hartwell
Banner Boyd Hartwell
Laura Belle Hartwell
Lucy Blanche Hartwell
Lola Bess Hartwell
Lottie Byrd Hartwell

Spouse and Children

16 April 1876


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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 16

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the personal name Francis (Old French form Franceis, Latin Franciscus, Italian Francisco). This was originally an ethnic name meaning ‘Frank’ and hence ‘Frenchman’. The personal name owed much of its popularity during the Middle Ages to the fame of St. Francis of Assisi ( 1181–1226 ), whose baptismal name was actually Giovanni but who was nicknamed Francisco because his father was absent in France at the time of his birth. As an American family name this has absorbed cognates from several other European languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).2 Jewish (American): an Americanization of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames, or an adoption of the non-Jewish surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah E Hartwell in household of Wilson S Hartwell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sarah E Hartwell in household of Wilson Hartwell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah E Hartwell in household of Mary Hartwell, "United States Census, 1880"

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