Sara Jane Hoover

1832–Female
Indiana, United States

The Life of Sara Jane

When Sara Jane Hoover was born in 1832, in Indiana, United States, her father, Abraham Hoover Sr., was 42 and her mother, Nancy Robertson, was 39. She lived in Upshur, Texas, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Hoover Sr.
1790–1864
Nancy Robertson
1793–1864
John Hoover
1813–1854
Margaret "Peggy" Hoover
1816–1880
David Hoover
1815–1866
Rachel Hoover
1818–1882
Mary Ann Hoover
1818–
Nicholas Hoover
1819–1863
Joseph Hoover
1820–
William J. Hoover
1821–1865
Abraham Hoover Jr.
1823–1876
George Jefferson Hoover
1826–1905
Nancy Ann Hoover
1829–1892
James Abraham Hoover
1831–1913
Sara Jane Hoover
1832–
Rhoda Jane Caffey Hoover
1833–1875

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 4

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1863

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch huve, a measure of land area ( compare German Huber ) + -er, suffix of agent nouns; a status name for a landowner or a prosperous small farmer.

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

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Sources (1)

  • S J Hoover in household of A Hoover, "United States Census, 1850"

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