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Sarah Lane

Female 1811 - 1865


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  • Name  Sarah Lane  [1, 2
    Born  3 Jan 1811  Hendricks County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Birth 
    • Assorted children of Sarah in the 1880 federal census reported her birth location as Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. Kentucky was listed several times. She was listed as from Kentucky in the 1860 federal census, as well.
    Census  1830  Boone County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • George Walker: 1 male 10-15 (unknown); 1 male 20-30 (George); 1 female under 5 (Julianna Jane), 1 female 15-20 (Sarah)
    Census  1840  Boone County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Line #3: George Walker: 2 free white male(s) under age 5 (unknown and George Washington), 1 free white male(s) age 5-10 (Henry Elsworth), 1 free white male(s) age 10-20 (James Brownlee?, age 7), 1 free white male(s) age 20-30 George (age 39); 1 free white female(s) under age 5 (Sarah Martha), 1 free white female(s) age 5-10 (Elizabeth), 1 free white female(s) age 10-15 (Julianna Jane), 1 free white female(s) age 15-20 (unknown), 1 free white female(s) age 20-30 (Sarah). Total persons 9; 1 involved in agriculture.
    Census  1850  Jackson Township, Clinton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Sarah Walker, age 40, female, white, born in Indiana
    Census  1860  Gentry County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Sarah Walker, age 48, female, born in Kentucky
    Letters and Cards  25 Oct 1862  Gentryville, Gentry County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • (This is a letter from Sarah (Lane) Walker to Francis S. and Catherine Walker in New London, Henry County, Iowa:)

      october the 25th gentryville mo

      dear brother and sister and neice and family all

      I take my pen to answer youre letter wich wee received a bout a week a go wee were very glad to here from you and to here that you were well wee are all well am hoping this may find you all enjoying good helth wee are sory to here that sister prudance hardin was sick wee doo hope she has got well long before now i hope leander has got home safe or that you have herd some good news from him before now and I hope the others that have gone to the war are a dooing well my william nelson has got home from corrinth they were brought back to mo(.) to recruit they were brought to st louis the 14th of september they were taken to pilot nobs mo in a day or too after they arived, to hold a fort at rington william nelson was sent up here to recruit he got home the tenth of this month I can't tell you how glad wee were to see him I can't tell you how I felt to meet him and think of my dear george that went away with him that never is to return it is so hard to have our deare children taken from us on account of this wicked rebelion to stand before the deadly weapons of war and siken and dye in hospittles my heart is full of trouble I hope you may not have to feel what I now feel if you remember the last time that I was to see you william nelson was my babe a year old nineteen years ago I had george with mee he was twenty four if he had lived till september the eighth william nelson has had a hard time and was sik a long time and never expected to see home but he got well because he left corrinth he now ways one hundred and seventy too he has such a mean captain i am sory for him he would put him on duty when he could scersely walk or hold up his head he is a drunkard and a irish roman catholick nelson says he will never go through a nother battle for he has herd too many declare vengeance against him part of thare company are of his own kind and he is very partiel to them nelson will have to go soon and I dont no how I will dare to let him go o how I wish this war was over wesly is at lexing[ton] in this state he has been very sik but was a getting better but I am very uneasy about him poor little fellow he is so young to be away in the servis sick I nearly no that henry was in that battle that was fought lately in Kentucky if he was alive and well [wee?] have only one letter from him since he got back to his regiment he was then in Tenessee but has come to Kentucky my son James rote that he had got a letter from henry and he was at louisvill he was well but this battle has bin fought since and wee have got no letter from him and i am so uneasy a bout him i don't no what to doo i am so feard he is killed or wounded for I think wee would have got a letter from him by this time if he was a live and well the trouble that I have seen since this war commenced is a nough to break ones hart o how I dread to here the news our darling sons that wee love so well is so many of them torn from us by the storm of war and when will end wee do not no o how wee all wish it was over I want you to tell all you can about youre boys when you rite where they are and if they have bin in any battle I for got to tell you that wesly had bin in too skrimishes and one battle they said he fought bravely and sent one seesesh to his long that they new of he has bin at home since I talkd (?) him I herd he had killed a reble he said he would not be surprised if he did not kill several he got his hat cut through but come clere him self they killed and wounded over too hundred rebels and lost six killed and a bout twenty wounded the rebles are being drove out of this state though quantril[l] is in the south part of this state in the mountains the paper say he says he is a going to winter thare he may and he may not thare has bin too battles fought neare corinth since wm nelson left thare one at iuka and one at corrinth and price got badly whiped nelson says the rebles cant take corrinth but price thought he would he would try it thar are a great nomber with him that went from here and in diferent parts of this state some have come home and all spring and sumer some of the seesesh were a threatening us with price i suppose they did not no very well where he was some of them had to leave that come back and some got to stay but they have to keep pretty still only when they get by them selvs I suppose they talk as they please about the free negro and the abolision theivs and the amancipation which seem to trouble them so much I believe that if thare had bin no slaves the south would never have rebeld i wish they were all in some country to them selves and let our government bee a free one thoug I will be satisfyed with eny way that goverment may doo if they doo what is best to shorten this war for I doo want it over so bad wm nelsons regiment has to go back to corrinth a gain and i feel like I can't bare to let him go a gain and he hated to go so bad a gain south he only has a few more days to stay at home the time is precious to mee I doo wish wee could see each other, and talk our troubles over. come and see us if you can for wee would bee so glad to see you once more wee are a making our molases wee are nearly done wee will have a bout eighty galon wee have made them nearly in to wax they are very good I am just a going to commence weeving I have twenty six yards of blankets to weeve they are all wool and i have colered them red and blue and black I am a going plad them and twill them I have a short web of flanel and a bout forty yards of janes to weave fifteen is for a nother woman I doo not work since this war commenced like I use to doo for I dont feel like I can for I read and study so much a bout the war and have so much trouble a bout my children tell william hardin wee thought he would rite to us when I rote to him last spring wee would be glad to get a letter from him for that is all the way wee can converse to gether wee got a letter from james a bout five weeks a go they were all well then wee answered it but have not herd from them since sister nancy jackson and sister ana have both lost a son in this war they both live in iowa anas son died in louis vill hospittle last spring nancy jacksons dyed on a boat on his way from heleana she had too sons thare one started home he had got a discharge he died a bout a hundred miles before st louis in august and was brought to st louis and buried my poore loved george lays in missippii his grave was not marked nelson could not find it he was not with him when he dyed for he had to work on the brist(?) works and he could not get to stay with him he could lern nothing a bout him only the general ward master had his name that he dyed the second of July he was to see him on sunday and george told him he was better and wanted to be mooved to camp nelson tryed to have it done but his captain would not have it done on Tusday he was mooved to another hospittle a bout ten miles and died on wensday and and nelson said he hunted through every ward three times and no one could tell him eny thing a bout him only his death was recorded george gave him his mony when he first took sick to take care of he has twenty six dollars and his bounty a comeing yet if wee can get it but is hard to no how to get it I doo hope youre sons may get safe through I want you to rite often and tell all the perticulars aspecialy a bout the boys that are in the army give our love to william hardin and sister prudence tell how meny there are at home of you we only have three children at home with us not counting nelson give our love to sister Jane when you see her tell where she lives and tell where you live wee herd you were a living in new london wee had the first frost here on the tenth of this month it was quite cold last friday and satterday and some few drops of snow on friday crops are good here this yeare wee have plenty of hogs and would have pork to spare if it would sell for what it is worth but I expect thare will be no sale for it I dread this winter for our wood is to haul so far and george has no help only too little boys not old enough to help him much and wee have a poore house to winter in but I hardly ever take eny thought for our selvs for wee have so much trouble a bout our children and a bout the war o that the good lord may take the [cares/curse?] in his own hands and preserve the rite and over through this wicked rebelion shortly is my prais I think that christians should pray mightly to go & (?) for his blesing on our great and good government and for our armys that have perild thare lives to save our country from ruin and woe o that the armys would all put thare trust in isrels god and call on his name with one voice he saved them in anchant days that put thare trust in him and he is the same god yet that he was then wee are a trying to live christians tell how you are a getting a long in the good cause I hope wee will meet in the better land when thare is no war nor no rebelion no seesesh nor traitors where god will wipe all tears from our eyes and wee will be forever blesst wm nelson sends his love to you all if leander has got home give my love to him and tell him to rite tell vestaji (vashti spelled odd?) to rite some i bleive I told you all wee dont have meeting very often the christian church here are nearly all seesesh and what few and dont go often to here them the methodist church is divided too some sessesh and some union and they dont mix to gether much thare is a church a bout too miles and a half from here that are all union nelson was thare to meeting to day and to night they have a good preacher and have a good meeting a going on several have joind George wishes his love sent to you all he scarsely ever rites eny so you must excuse him he thinks he can rite it all rite soon and often so no more at presant but remains yours untill death

      youre friend and well wishes youre sister and aunt sarah walker

      fare well from george and sarah walker to samuel and catherine and neice my love to you all
    A Letter From Sarah (Lane) Walker to Her Brother-in-Law's Family, that of Francis Samuel 'Sam' and Catherine B. (Pearsey) Walker
    A Letter From Sarah (Lane) Walker to Her Brother-in-Law's Family, that of Francis Samuel "Sam" and Catherine B. (Pearsey) Walker
    Sarah Walker was the wife of George W. Walker, who was a brother of Francis S. Walker. George and Sarah lived in Boone and Clinton counties in Indiana before they migrated to Gentryville, Missouri, in 1854. This letter, written October 25, 1862, was about three months after the death of George and Sarah's son, George Washington Walker, who was killed during the Civil War fighting in a battle July 2, 1862, at Corinth, Mississippi. Sarah is overcome with grief, and very afraid for the safety of her other sons who have also gone to war. (The scan of this letter was provided courtesy of Marge Kimble. Note: this document is in .pdf format.)
    Research 
    • E-mail notes from Marjorie Kimble: "In one of the old letters written during the Civil war, there is one from Sarah Walker to Samuel (Francis) and Catherine Walker, dated October 25th, Gentryville, Missouri. It is a lengthy letter written in very fine penmanship. In it she mentions her son, William Nelson, who has come home from Corinth to recruit more soldiers. Also a son George, who was killed and is buried in Mississippi."
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Sarah (Lane) Walker is buried at the Darlington/Rouse Cemetery in Darlington, Gentry County, Missouri. The epitaph on the stone is: "Sarah Wife of Geo. Walker died October 16, 1865, aged 54 years, 9 months, 13 days"
    The Headstone of Sarah (Lane) Walker
    The Headstone of Sarah (Lane) Walker
    Died  16 Oct 1865  Gentryville, Gentry County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Buried  Darlington/Rouse Cemetery, Darlington, Gentry County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Person ID  I741  All Families
    Last Modified  6 Feb 2015 

    Father  Jesse Lane,   b. 4 Oct 1789, Meade County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1832, Boone County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth "Betsy" Johns,   b. 9 Mar 1791, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1832, Boone County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  11 Nov 1801  [12
    Married  11 Nov 1808  Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F399  Group Sheet

    Family  George W. Walker,   b. 15 Jan 1800, Unionville, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1885, Darlington, Gentry County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Jun 1827  Hendricks County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Research 
    • Based upon the children listed in the 1840 census, there may have been a daughter and son not known in addition to the eleven known children of Sarah and George. One boy and one girl are both unaccounted for from that census. There is a boy aged 10-15 in the 1830 census, too, who probably is not theirs, as they had only been married 3 years at that time.
    Children 
    >1. Julianna Jane Walker,   b. 29 Aug 1829, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1869, Darlington, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Lane Walker,   b. 13 Feb 1831, Boone County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1849
    >3. James Brownlee Walker,   b. 23 Mar 1833, Boone County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1895, Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Henry Elsworth Walker,   b. 28 Aug 1835, Boone County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1911, Darlington, Gentry County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. George Washington Walker,   b. 8 Sep 1838, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1862, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sarah Martha Walker,   b. 20 May 1840, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1893
    >7. Capt. William Nelson "Nelson" Walker,   b. 9 Oct 1842, Boone County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1909, Thomas, Custer County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Jesse Francis Walker,   b. 14 Dec 1844,   d. 18 Nov 1849
    >9. Wesley Smith Walker,   b. 31 Dec 1846, Clinton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1930, Darlington, Gentry County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    >10. Addison Armstrong Walker,   b. Sep 1849, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1890
    >11. Newton Jasper Walker,   b. 5 Mar 1852, Clinton County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1930, Darlington, Gentry County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F397  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
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      Page Number: 60, Sheet Number: 705, Township No. 62, Gentry County, Missouri; Post Office: Gentryville; enumerated on June 20, 1860

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