Sarah Elizabeth Nix

1854–1931 (Age 77)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Nix was born in July 1854, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Edward Carroll Nix, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Priscilla Putman, was 13. She married Augustus Carroll Barnett on 19 October 1869, in Benton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Civil District 2, Perry, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States in 1920. She died on 5 December 1931, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 77.

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Sarah Elizabeth Nix
Augustus Carroll Barnett
Marriage: 19 October 1869
Gussie Lee Barnett
Gerushu L Barnett
William Thomas Barnett
Leonore E Barnett
Ernest Augustus Barnett
Byrd B Barnett
Maude Barnett
Clyde Barnett
Samuel Martin Barnett
Robert H Barnett
Eva Lewis Barnett
Stella Burns Barnett

Spouse & Children

19 October 1869
Benton, Tennessee, United States


+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Edward Carroll Nix


  • Elizabeth Priscilla Putman




World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 8

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English, German, and Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of Nicholas (German Nikolaus).2 Irish (County Limerick): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Nioceais ‘son of Nicholas’, which was taken by some Limerick families named Woulfe .3 German (southern and Upper Rhine): from a nickname from Middle High German nickes(e), nixe ‘water sprite’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Barnett in household of Jesse A Totty, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sarah E Nix in household of Carol Nix, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Barnett in household of Jess A Toth, "United States Census, 1920"

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