Sarah Fouts

Last updated 23 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Bet 1 Jan 1830 and 1 Jun 1830 in , , Ohio, United States

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-history-of-dakota-territory-v5-1915: George Washington Kingsbury, George Martin Smith (editor), History of Dakota Territory: South Dakota: Its History and Its People, Volume 5; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1915; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 21 Apr 2018), held by New York Public Library [This multi-volume series is a history of South Dakota. Volumes 4 and 5 are biographies of mostly contemporary notables.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 960 (PDF page 947)

Comment: Source includes name (Sarah [Fouts]).

census-us-1860-ps-il-henry-geneseo-22: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Henry County, Geneseo, page 22 (form) or 560 (alternate, not visible on page); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 21 Feb 2021) > "Illinois > Henry > Geneseo" image 23; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), roll 182, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 803182]

Additional detail for reference: Line 24, dwelling 170

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Sarah McConnell).

census-us-1870-ps-il-henry-geneseo-13: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Henry County, Geneseo, page 13 (form) or page 454[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 21 Feb 2021) > "Illinois > Henry > Geneseo" image 40; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 229 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545728]

Additional detail for reference: Line 3, dwelling 105

Comment: Source includes [married?] name (Sara McConnell).

census-us-ia-1885-s1-guthrie-highland-297: 1885 Iowa State Census, Guthrie County, Highland Township, page 297; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 23 Dec 2007) > "1885 > Guthrie > Highland" image 18; citing "Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest"

Additional detail for reference: Line 5, dwelling 98

Comment: Source includes married name (Sarah McConnell).

marriage-george-mcconnell-1898: Marriage registry entry for William T. George and Ina B. McConnell (1898); Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 20 May 2021) > "1898 > 396 (Page - Wright)" image 66, license 9996; citing "Iowa Marriage Records, 1880-1951, page 1119; Iowa Department of Public Health; State Historical Society of Iowa (Des Moines, Iowa), Record Group 048"

Comment: Source includes name (Sarah <spelling>). See research notes for spelling details.

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birth

census-us-1860-ps-il-henry-geneseo-22: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Henry County, Geneseo, page 22 (form) or 560 (alternate, not visible on page); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 21 Feb 2021) > "Illinois > Henry > Geneseo" image 23; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), roll 182, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 803182]

Additional detail for reference: Line 24, dwelling 170

Comment: Source includes age (30) and location (Ohio). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Jun 1860 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1829 to 1 Jun 1830.

census-us-1870-ps-il-henry-geneseo-13: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Henry County, Geneseo, page 13 (form) or page 454[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 21 Feb 2021) > "Illinois > Henry > Geneseo" image 40; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 229 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545728]

Additional detail for reference: Line 3, dwelling 105

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (O. [Ohio]). See research notes for conflict details.

census-us-ia-1885-s1-guthrie-highland-297: 1885 Iowa State Census, Guthrie County, Highland Township, page 297; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 23 Dec 2007) > "1885 > Guthrie > Highland" image 18; citing "Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest"

Additional detail for reference: Line 5, dwelling 98

Comment: Source includes age (54) and location (Ohio). Age is specified as of birthday in 1884, which gives a birth year of 1830.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Joseph A. McConnell (1824 – 1899)

Married: 4 May 1854 in McConnellsville, Morgan County, Ohio, United States

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-history-of-dakota-territory-v5-1915: George Washington Kingsbury, George Martin Smith (editor), History of Dakota Territory: South Dakota: Its History and Its People, Volume 5; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1915; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 21 Apr 2018), held by New York Public Library [This multi-volume series is a history of South Dakota. Volumes 4 and 5 are biographies of mostly contemporary notables.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 960 (PDF page 947)

Comment: Source includes date (4th day of May, 1854) and location ("at the Fouts homestead near McConnellsville, Ohio").

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Child: Ella McConnell (1855 – 1856)

Child: Millard McConnell (1857 – 1859)

Child: Robert A. McConnell (1860 – 1862)

Child: Edmund McConnell (1862 – 1888)

Child: William Grant McConnell (1864 – 1865)

Child: Nellie H. McConnell (1866 – 1946)

Child: Willis Talbott McConnell (1866 – ?)

Child: Arthur R. McConnell (1871 – ?)

Child: Ina Belle McConnell (1873 – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 1 Jun 1860 at Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois, United States

Residence: 1 Jun 1870 at Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois, United States

Residence: 1885 at Highland Township, Guthrie County, Iowa, United States

Residence: 1915 at Wessington Springs, Jerauld County, South Dakota, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1860-ps-il-henry-geneseo-22: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Henry County, Geneseo, page 22 (form) or 560 (alternate, not visible on page); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 21 Feb 2021) > "Illinois > Henry > Geneseo" image 23; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), roll 182, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 803182]

Additional detail for reference: Line 24, dwelling 170

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1860) and location (the [?] town of Geneseo in the County of Henry, State of Illinois).

census-us-1870-ps-il-henry-geneseo-13: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Henry County, Geneseo, page 13 (form) or page 454[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 21 Feb 2021) > "Illinois > Henry > Geneseo" image 40; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 229 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545728]

Additional detail for reference: Line 3, dwelling 105

Comment: Source includes official census date (1 Jun 1870) and location (Geneseo City, in the County of Henry, State of Ill's [Illinois]).

census-us-ia-1885-s1-guthrie-highland-297: 1885 Iowa State Census, Guthrie County, Highland Township, page 297; Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836–1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 23 Dec 2007) > "1885 > Guthrie > Highland" image 18; citing "Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest"

Additional detail for reference: Line 5, dwelling 98

Comment: Source includes date (1 Jan 1885) and location (Highland, Guthrie County, Iowa).

book-history-of-dakota-territory-v5-1915: George Washington Kingsbury, George Martin Smith (editor), History of Dakota Territory: South Dakota: Its History and Its People, Volume 5; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1915; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 21 Apr 2018), held by New York Public Library [This multi-volume series is a history of South Dakota. Volumes 4 and 5 are biographies of mostly contemporary notables.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 960 (PDF page 947)

Comment: Source includes date (1915 [implied by publication date]) and location Wessington Springs.

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses between 1 Jan 1830 and 1 Jun 1830. The 1870 U.S. Census gives an age of (39), which, when applied to the official census date of 1 Jun 1870, gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1830 to 1 Jun 1831. [census-us-1870-ps-il-henry-geneseo-13]

SPELLING

Surname: This database uses Fouts. The marriage registry for her daughter Ina used the spelling Foutz. [marriage-george-mcconnell-1898]

FOLLOWUP

Sarah's parents may have been Absalom and Nancy (_____) Fouts. [book-history-of-dakota-territory-v5-1915]

Emma Fouts was living with Joseph and Sarah on 1 Jun 1860. She was presumably Sarah's sister. [census-us-1860-ps-il-henry-geneseo-22]

In 1870, Augusta Nelson (age 19, seamstress, born in Sweden), Etzy[?] Fouts (age 41, carpenter, born in Ohio), and Lewis Border (age 26, carpenter, born in Ohio) were also living with Joseph and Sarah's family. Etzy Fouts was probably Sarah's brother, and Lewis may have married Belle Spear (T. J. Spear's daughter) in 1922, though why he was boarding with Joseph and Sarah, or if he knew them, is unknown. It is also unknown who Augusta was. [census-us-1870-ps-il-henry-geneseo-13]

Sarah died sometime after 1915. She was mentioned as living in Wessington Springs in the History of Dakota Territory, which was published in 1915. [book-history-of-dakota-territory-v5-1915]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1860-ps-il-henry-geneseo-22: 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Henry County, Geneseo, page 22 (form) or 560 (alternate, not visible on page); 1860 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 21 Feb 2021) > "Illinois > Henry > Geneseo" image 23; citing “Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, NARA microfilm publication M653 (1438 rolls), roll 182, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 803182]

Additional detail for reference: Line 23-25, dwelling 170

census-us-1870-ps-il-henry-geneseo-13: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Illinois, Henry County, Geneseo, page 13 (form) or page 454[A] (stamped); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 21 Feb 2021) > "Illinois > Henry > Geneseo" image 40; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 229 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 545728]

Additional detail for reference: Line 3, dwelling 105

marriage-george-mcconnell-1898: Marriage registry entry for William T. George and Ina B. McConnell (1898); Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed 20 May 2021) > "1898 > 396 (Page - Wright)" image 66, license 9996; citing "Iowa Marriage Records, 1880-1951, page 1119; Iowa Department of Public Health; State Historical Society of Iowa (Des Moines, Iowa), Record Group 048"

book-history-of-dakota-territory-v5-1915: George Washington Kingsbury, George Martin Smith (editor), History of Dakota Territory: South Dakota: Its History and Its People, Volume 5; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1915; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 21 Apr 2018), held by New York Public Library [This multi-volume series is a history of South Dakota. Volumes 4 and 5 are biographies of mostly contemporary notables.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 960 (PDF page 947)

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