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Sarah Jane Cornelison (Adams)

Birthplace: Coffee, Tennessee, United States
Death: Died in Douglas, Oregon, United States
Place of Burial: Myrtle Creek, Douglas, Oregon, United States
Immediate Family:

Wife of Joseph Columbus Cornelison
Mother of Mary Jane Cornelison; Henry Porter Cornelison; Emeline Cornelison; Alvira Cornelison; Sarah Melvina Cornelison and 9 others

Managed by: Alice Zoe Marie Knapp
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About Sarah Jane Cornelison

She was the sunshine of our home"

In the spring of 1851, a wagon train reached present-day Oregon, carry Joseph Cornelison. Joseph had been married but recently had lost his wife and child. In the same wagon train was a woman named Sarah Jane Adams. Joseph and Sarah married and became one of the first families to settle in the area what would become Myrtle Creek. All 12 of their children were born in the home they built on the donation land claim. Nine members of the family are believed to be buried in the pioneer cemetery, though most of the markers have disappeared.


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Sarah Jane Cornelison's Timeline

February 15, 1833
Coffee, Tennessee, United States
February 21, 1852
Age 19
March 21, 1853
Age 20
December 31, 1855
Age 22
Douglas, OR, USA
December 31, 1855
Age 22
Age 23
January 21, 1858
Age 24
November 30, 1859
Age 26
August 28, 1861
Age 28
October 23, 1863
Age 30