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Sarah  Gortner 



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Sarah Gortner
4/3/1790 - 1850
Sarah Gortner was born on April 3, 1790 somewhere in Pennsylvania and died about 1850 in an unknown place. Actual date of death is unknown. She lived to be about 59 years old.

Her last name could have also been Cotner. She had three children with husband Henry:
Jacob Cotner Auten (1/27/1813)
John Ellison Auten (4/9/1814-8/19/1895)
Henry Mordan Auten (10/17/1816)

After the death of her husband, she married Jacob Masteller on 12/17/1819. They had the following childern:
George Washington Masteller (11/11/1820)
Emmanuel Shefer Masteller (2/14/1822)
Daiel Hill Masteller (2/15/1823)
Sarah Ann Mesteller (6/1/18250)
Sapphira Hill Masteller (2/20/1827)
Joseph Alexander Masteller (6/20/1832)
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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Sarah Gortner's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Sarah, her family, and friends. For example, Sarah is 3 years old when Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
3 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
9 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
10 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
17 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
24 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
40 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
49 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
54 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
10 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
21 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
22 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
38 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
44 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
3 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
4 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
8 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
13 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
14 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
15 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
16 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
21 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
30 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
40 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
45 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
47 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
50 1840 Oregon Trail is established
52 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
2 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
3 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
5 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
6 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
7 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa
43 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Henry Auten
Born about 1789 and died about 1817.
They were married 3/5/1812.

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The Children of Sarah Gortner

32 years old
Jacob Cotner Auten
Born somewhere in Pennsylvania on January 27, 1813 and died in Fredericktown,, Ohio on September 10, 1893. He was 80 years old.

Other children not pictured below: John Stott (1/12/1851-7/16/1857) and Sarah Louisa (1842-1848)....
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54 years old
John Ellison Auten
Born somewhere in Pennsylvania on August 9, 1840 and died somewhere in Iowa on August 19, 1895. He was 55 years old.

He married Susan Everett.
Mary Jane (1841)
William Henry (abt.1844)
James Wesley(1845)
Jasper Newton (abt.1848)
Alvin C. (abt. 1850)

He married Sarah Dougherty ...
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