Sarah Jane Vance

31 July 1841–27 June 1873 (Age 31)
Hancock Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Vance was born on 31 July 1841, in Hancock Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Isaac Young Vance, was 22 and her mother, Martha Eleanor Yager, was 19. She married David Walker Sanders, Sr. on 21 October 1858, in Union, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 27 June 1873, in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Walker Sanders, Sr.
Sarah Jane Vance
Marriage: 21 October 1858
Sarah Jane Sanders
David Walker Sanders
Martha Frances Sanders
Amanda Eliza Sanders
George Franklin Sanders

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 October 1858Union, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1842 · Relief Society Organized
    Age 1
    The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on March 17, 1842. Emma Smith was the first Relief Society president. It was established as a way to help strengthen and serve other women.
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
    Age 9
    On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: apparently a spelling pronunciation of Vans, a misreading of Vaus (see Vause ), in which -u- has been miscopied as -n-. If true, it is probably limited to the Vans or Vaus family of Wigtownshire. It may be this surname that appears in Ireland from the early 17th century, especially in Ulster, but it could alternatively be the English name in 2 below.English: if not a transcription error for Vause (a surname well evidenced in Warwickshire and Leicestershire), a variant of Vann , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Isaac Willard ( Will) Vance -was written by Peggy Stewart Mower

    Isaac Willard Vance (Will) was the son of Isaac Young Vance and Martha Elenor Yeager. He was born at Union Fort, Salt Lake County, Utah, on 11 Mar.1852. Just four years after his parents re …

    Sources (16)

    • Sarah J Sanders in household of Danl W Sanders, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sarah Jane Vance in entry for David W. Sanders, "Arizona, Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • Sarah J Sanders in household of David W Sanders, "United States Census, 1870"

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