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Sarah F. Butts Wakefield
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Birth: Jun. 2, 1830
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: May 27, 1899
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA

Dakota War survivor.

In 1854, she left Providence, Rhode Island and came to Minnesota. On Sept. 27, 1856, she married John Luman Wakefield in Jordan, Scott County, Minn. He was a physician at Shakopee, Minn., where he had his own medical practice. Their first child, James Orin, was born in 1858, the year Minnesota became a state. The family lived at Blue Earth, until her husband was appointed Indian Physician at the Upper Sioux Agency at Yellow Medicine. When their second child, Lucy Elizabeth (also called "Nellie") was born in 1860, their house was located next to the agent's quarters and warehouse building at the Upper Agency.

November 25, 1863 - wrote and published first edition of "Six Weeks in the Sioux Tepees"; 1864 published 2nd edition

1866 - daughter Julie E. born
1868 - John R. born
1874 - Husband John died at his home in Shakopee
1876 - Moved with her children to St. Paul
1888-89 moved to St. Anthony Street in St. Paul
1897 - James Orin Wakefield died
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  John Luman Wakefield (1823 - 1874)*
*Calculated relationship
Valley Cemetery
Scott County
Minnesota, USA
Maintained by: Eldon Stuart
Originally Created by: Cindy K. Coffin
Record added: Feb 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47677391
Sarah F. <i>Butts</i> Wakefield
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Sarah F. <i>Butts</i> Wakefield
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Sarah F. <i>Butts</i> Wakefield
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