Sarah Jane Porterfield

23 September 1864–22 November 1963 (Age 99)
Gasconade, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Porterfield was born on 23 September 1864, in Gasconade, Missouri, United States, her father, James T "Jemmie" Porterfield, was 27 and her mother, Susan Reaves, was 29. She married William Harrison Yancey on 22 March 1884, in Izard, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in New Hope Township, Izard, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 22 November 1963, in Oxford, Izard, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 99, and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Oxford, Izard, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Harrison Yancey
Sarah Jane Porterfield
Marriage: 22 March 1884
Reuben Millard Yancey
Maxey Worthel Yancey
Alva Leonard Yancey
Miney Dale Yancey
Huston Amon Yancey
Ora Annie Yancey
Raymon Yancey
Nona Esther Yancey
William Shelby Yancey

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World Events (8)

Age 1
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · Slavery Abolished
Age 1
On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
Age 26
This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Scottish (mainly Glasgow): topographic name from the hereditary lands owned by a porter ( see Porter 1), taken as a surname by the descendants of such an official. Black suggests that they would originally have been known as Porter but extended their name when ‘territorial surnames’ became fashionable.

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

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Sources (5)

  • Sarah J Yancey in household of William Yancey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sarah J Yancey in household of William Yancey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sarah J Yancey in household of William Yancey, "United States Census, 1900"

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