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3 Sarah Jane Porter

Sarah Jane Porter, daughter of Otis Porter and Hanna Rice, was born March 20, 1856, in Lafayette (near Galvia), Knox County, Illinois. She died December 15, 1927, in Yale, Oklahoma.  She is buried at Fairlawn Cemetery, Stillwater, OK, Section 13, Row 36, Lot 2.

She married Orr William Annis on November 28, 1880 in Knox County, Illinois (see Volume 00F, page 0044, License 00005748).  He was born June 12, 1859, on a farm near Galvia, Knox County, Illinois, son of Andrew and Leah (Brown) Annis, and died May 30, 1931 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  He is buried at Fairlawn Cemetery, Stillwater, OK, Section 13, Row 36, Lot 1.

(Note: Sarah’s brother Hiram Porter, married Sarah Frances Annis, sister of Orr William Annis.)

The children of Sarah Jane Porter and Orr William Annis are:

Orva Florence Annis married Butch Thurber.
Allie Annis married John (Guy) Preston Moore.

 

More information on the Annis family can be found at

 
http://www.angelfire.com/mi/annisall/atty.html#Orr and

 
http://www.angelfire.com/mi/kikat/ladies.html

 

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In the April 16, 1910 Census in Perkins, Oklahoma, Sarah’s mother Hannah Rice Porter, is living with them.  Hanna is 75 years old.

In the April 1889 Oklahoma Land Run, Sarah Jane (Porter) Annis and Orr William Annis homesteaded one mile east of Perkins, Oklahoma.

The July 25, 1870 Census taken in Victoria Township, Knox County, Illinois is shown below.  It appears that Luther had retired and that he and his wife moved to live with Otis and his family.  Victoria Township is immediately north of Truro Township.

The June 5, 1860 Census in Truro, Knox, Illinois is shown below.  Otis and Hannah and children were living on the Luther Rice farm.

The June 5, 1880 Census in Lynn Township, Knox County, Illinois shown here, demonstrating another move. Notice the change of origin to New York.  Lynn Township is immediately north of Victoria Township.

In the June 29, 1900 Census in Stillwater, Oklahoma, William Orr Annis is Sheriff of Payne County, Oklahoma.

Name

Born

Where

Died

Where

Frank Marquis Annis

07-05-1881

Knox County, IL

3-20-1979

Buried at Fairlawn Cemetery, Stillwater

Orva Florence Annis

03-22-1883

Knox County, IL

 

 

Allie Annis

07-25-1884

7 Mi West of Arkansas City, KS

03-06-1957

Cushing, OK

Roy Jesus Annis

10-20-1887

Near Arkansas City, KS

 

 

Jessie Hannah Annis

09-24-1888

Near Arkansas City, KS

 

 

Nellie Bell Annis

07-13-1891

Near Perkins, OK Terr

 

 

Ray William Annis

10-27-1901

Stillwater, OK