Sarah Jane Duke

11 November 1832–15 January 1890 (Age 57)
Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Duke was born on 11 November 1832, in Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States, her father, Jonathan Oldham Duke, was 25 and her mother, Mary Stone, was 27. She married James Agee Smith on 22 August 1851, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850 and Union Township, Laclede, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 15 January 1890, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Agee Smith
Sarah Jane Duke
Marriage: 22 August 1851
John William Smith
Sarah Ann Smith
Maria Jane Smith
Richard Jonathan Smith
Almira Smith
Diana Smith
Olive Minerva “Dasey” Smith
Nellie Smith

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  • Marriage
    22 August 1851Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
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    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.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 7
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 16
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English duk(ke), duck, doke, dook ‘duck’ (Old English dūce), either from a perceived resemblance (perhaps a waddling gait) or from association with wild fowling. Compare Duck , Drake .English: from the Middle English personal name Duk or Duke. In northern England this is usually a pet form of Marmaduke. It may alternatively be a survival of one or more Old English personal names, though it is uncertain whether they were still current in the period of surname formation. Old English Ducc(a) is attested in placenames like Duxford (Cambridgeshire) and Duckington (Cheshire), and was perhaps interchangeable with Docc, attested in Doxey (Staffordshire) and Doxford (Northumberland). Duke could also represent Old English Deowuc (as in Deuxhill, Shropshire). A surname from Marmaduke is on record until at least 1881 and derives from the personal name Marmaduke, apparently an Anglo-Norman French pronunciation of Old Irish Maolmaedóc ‘devotee of Maedóc’; see Duckett .Americanized form of Polish Duk: nickname from dukać ‘to stammer or falter’.

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

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    Life History of Sarah Jane Duke Smith

    LIFE HISTORY OF SARAH JANE DUKE SMITH by Beatrice Smith Pierson Nov. 4, 1832 marks the date of the birth of my grandmother Sarah Jane Duke. Who was born in Oswego County, New York and lived here fo …

    Sources (39)

    • Sarah Duke in household of Jonathan O Duke, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sarah J. Deeke in entry for John W. Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Sarah J Smith in household of James W Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

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