Sarah Folks

Sarah Ann Folks (1803 - 1880)

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Sarah Ann Folks
Born in Hardy County, WVmap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Wife of — married in Randolph County, WVmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Randolph County, WVmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2013
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Categories: Bonner Cemetery, Monterville, West Virginia | Monterville, West Virginia.

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Sarah Ann Folks was born in Hardy County, VA in 1803 per family records. She married Samuel Bonner in Nov of 1841. Sarah had a son, William "Amos" Heavner that was born, out of wedlock, in 1827 (Reuben Heavner, father). Samuel assumed guardianship of Amos. Samuel & Sarah had a son, John A. Bonner, in 1843. [1]

Sarah's husband, Samuel Bonner, fought in the War of 1812 in Capt. William Booth's Co, Va Militia per War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815. He was a Private in the US Army. [2] As Samuel's widow, Sarah, had fought for Samuel's 1812 pension and land bounty for many years. Her claims were constantly rejected because the US Govt could not find Samuel's service records. Shortly after

Samuel Bonner Land Warrant.
Sarah's death, Samuel's service records were found and the claim recognized. [3] It's important to note that Sarah could not write (and probably could not read) so she was forced to hire an Attorney to do her biding. This came at a considerable cost. There are several payments of $25 to the Attorney's for their service. This was not a rich family but Sarah was determined to keep her "family" land truly in the family.

See Samuel's Profile for additional Information.


Samuel Bonner married Sarah Folks on November 17, 1841 in Randolph County, WV. Note: Their Marriage Register has Sarah listed incorrectly as "Fox". [4] There is Land Pension record that states they might have married on Feb 2nd, 1840.

Land Warrant

Sarah tried for many many years to obtain the Land Warrant that was granted to Samuel for his service during the War of 1812. She spent many years and money on Lawyers only to finally succeed after her death.


Sarah Folks Bonner Marker.

Sarah died in 1887 in Randolph County, WV.

She is buried next to her husband, Samuel in the Bonner Family Cemetery in Mingo, WV. [5]


  1. United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Sarah Bonner in household of Samuel Bonner, Randolph county, Randolph, Virginia, United States; citing family 25, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. Pension for Service, War of 1812 on Fold3 [1]
  3. Fold3 documentation of over 75 documents, letters, and attorney discussions.
  4. Marriage Register for Samuel Bonner and Sarah Folks [2]
  5. Find A Grave for Sarah Bonner


Thank you to Roger Bagula for creating WikiTree profile Folks-13 through the import of bagula_11feb2012_4may2013.ged on Sep 18, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Roger and others.

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Images: 2
Sarah F Bonner Land Petition
Sarah F Bonner Land Petition

Sarah Ann Folks Bonner Marker
Sarah Ann Folks Bonner Marker


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