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Sarah Emaline (Lee) Atkinson (1825 - 1918)

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Sarah Emaline [uncertain] Atkinson formerly Lee aka Walker
Born in Tennessee, USAmap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 28 Dec 1844 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Kidder, Caldwell, Missouri, USAmap
Profile last modified 21 Apr 2019 | Created 31 Oct 2013
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Sarah Emeline Lee was born to James Lee and a presently unknown mother on January 14, 1825, in Tennessee, USA.

She married Peter Hammond Atkinson on June 18, 1844, in Monticello, Wayne, Kentucky. It is possible that she was the widow of a man named Walker. According to the 1900 U.S. Census, they had ten children together; records for nine of these have been found.

She died on February 15, 1918, in Kidder, Caldwell, Missouri. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri.[1]


Date: 1850
Place: Division 1, Wayne, Kentucky
Date: 1860
Place: District 5, Fentress, Tennessee, United States
Date: 1870
Place: District 4, Wayne, Kentucky, United States
Date: 1880
Place: Wayne, Kentucky, USA
Date: 1900
Place: Mirabile, Caldwell, Missouri, USA
Date: 1910
Place: Bogard, Henry, Missouri, USA

Research Question

  • Where does the "Walker" surname commonly used in some lines come from? The Kentucky birth records show a "Nancy E. Atkinson" February 13, 1855 in Wayne, Kentucky, born to a Peter Atkinson and Emeline Walker, but Sarah Emeline Atkinson's death certificate in Missouri shows her father as "James Lee." Was she a widow when she married Peter? Did her mother remarry a Lee/Walker, leading to the confusion?


  1. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 21 April 2019), memorial page for Sarah E Walker Atkinson (1825–1918), Find A Grave: Memorial #73621530, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Cameron, Clinton County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Caryn Hood (contributor 46777279) .
  • Source: Kentucky, Birth Records, 1852-1910
  • Source: Missouri Death Certificates File # 4431
  • Source: 1850 U.S. Census
  • Source: 1860 U.S. Census
  • Source: 1870 U.S. Census
  • Source: 1880 U.S. Census
  • Source: 1900 U.S. Census
  • Source: 1910 U.S. Census


Thank you to Jeanette Barott for adding sources to this profile.

Thanks to Linda James for starting this profile.

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On 29 Jan 2014 at 20:54 GMT Linda (Lisher) James wrote:

If anyone has any information on this profile please let me know. On two of the children's death certificates list their mothers last name as Walker. and in the family bible it is listed as Walker instead of Lee. Thank you Linda

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