Sarah Ann Adaline Harrington was born between 1804 and 1810 or in 1820 in either Georgia or Mississippi to Jeptha and Fanny Harrington.
Jeptha Harrington was listed on Franklin County, Georgia tax rolls 1800-1802, and received a passport to travel from Georgia to Natchez in November 1806.
By 1820, the family was in Amite County, Mississippi, where Sarah married Zachariah Dixon in 1835. Sarah was Zachariah Dixon's only wife, although before they were married, he had a son (Eugene LaFayette Dixon) by Rebecca Purvis.
Sarah was not listed with her family in the Hinds County, Mississippi census (enumerated December 5 & 6, 1850). The census showed four children aside from Eugene (15 in the census):
Martha L. (13)
William H. (11)
Frances V. (9)
Reuben A. (7)
↑ In the 1820 census for Amite County, Mississippi, Jeptha's household included three white women: one 45 or older and two between 10 and 16.
↑ a different transcript for 1820 shows one woman age 26-45 and two age 0-10; looking at the family in 1830, which had one woman age 40-50 and one 5-10 indicates the previous 1820 transcript was incorrect
↑ more likely Mississippi, since she was probably born in 1820 and is one of the two 0-10 females in the Amite County census for that year
↑ Jeptha's will shows him as Sarah Ann Adeline's father: "These were the children's names mentioned in Jeptha's will: James M., Young John, Hezekiah, Abel Washington, Jeptha M. Sarah A. A. James M. and Young John were deceased when the will was written in 1838. I believe the others that were enumerated in the 1820 Census had died young." (from a 1985 letter to Sharon Herrington from Mrs. Howard York of Kentucky, the great-granddaughter of Dr. Abel W. Harrington)
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Sarah Ann by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Sarah Ann:
and... now it seems she was born 1820, not 1810ish, so it's still a maybe GA, maybe MS (but looking more like MS, since it appears she is the female age 5-10 in the household in the 1830 census & in 1820, was one of the two 0-10 females - see http://www.oocities.org/~teasip/mississi.htm for both; I think the previous 1820 transcript I saw had an error)