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  Sarah Tullis 
Sarah Tullis, c. 1850

      Born 1775 in South Carolina or Kentucky?
Died October 4, 1856, Hog Mountain, Georgia

Married or bonded to: John Tullis

Children: William (1786), Mary (1800), John M. (1810), Simpson (1812), Moses (1817) and Elizabeth (1822).

1786 - South Carolina - Sarah gives birth to William.

1800 - South Carolina - Sarah gives birth to Mary.

1810 - South Carolina - Sarah gives birth to John M.

1812 - South Carolina - Sarah gives birth to Simpson.

1817 - South Carolina - Sarah gives birth to Moses

1822 - South Carolina - Sarah gave birth to Elizabeth.

1822 - South Carolina - Sarah is gathering in the woods when Elizabeth is stolen by a mountain lion. Sarah chases the mountain lion down and fights it with a stick and gets her baby back safely. The doctor writes about the incident in a letter.

1847 - Georgia - Sarah's daughter, Elizabeth married Prettyman Berry in Gwinette County, Georgia on March 25, 1847.

1850 - Georgia - In January, Sarah is living with her daughter Elizabeth and her son-in-law, Prettyman Berry and he two year old grandson, John F. Berry. Sarah's health is failing. She is listed as imote.

1856 - Georgia - Sarah dies at approximately 81 years old. An entry was made in her son John's bible when she died.


 Dr. James Coleson

South Carolina

12th, March, 1822

This very day of 12th, March, Sarah Tillis, Indian wife of John Tillis, was gathering in the foothills when she wrapped her infante childe in it's blanket and laid the childe down to sleep. Mrs. Tillis continued to gather in her basket when she heard her infant cry out. When Mrs. Tillis turned, a large catamount had stolen her infant childe in it's blanket and tooken the childe at a run into a shallow cave. Though naturally reserved and silent, Mrs. Tillis chased the catamount down and fought the beaste with a limb from a tree for the return of her childe. I examined the childe today and the wounds of the childe are simple and not likely to cause illness, although Mrs. Tillis insists on doctoring the wounds herself with Indian remedies. I see no harm in this action. I will check on the infant childe tomorrow noon.


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