- After Wilson Maples death Sara Rolen Maples remained widow until her death. She raised the children to full maturity on the farm of Wilson Maples.
Sarah Rolen Maples appeared as the head of household in the 1830 through 1850 Federal Census of Sevier County, Tennessee. In the 1840 census the listing includes 1 male 30-40, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 50-60, 1 female 60-70.
Sarah Maples entered 100 acres of land adjacent to where she lived on the waters of Big East Fork of Little Pigeon River ... according to an entry dated 23 January 1826.
Sarah Maples was listed in 1837 Tax List of Sevier County, Tennessee.
There was a deed dated 27 March 1854 ... "Adempsey Maples to Archibald McMahan for $300 - tract on Big East Fork of Little Pigeon being the plantation whereon Wilson Maples lived at the time of his death and I the said Adempsey Maples being an heir at law --- siezed of 1/6 part of the undivided farm - also one other part of the above tract of land --- that Abijah Maples has to the named tract or parcel of land bin being an heir at law --- entitled to 1/6 part of the said farm - also one other part of the above same undivided farm it being the part which descended to Mahaly Robertson formerly Mahaly Maples her being an heir at law, I Adempsey Maples having bought the last two mentioned parts of Abijah Maples and Mahaly Robertson...69 acres."
There was a deed dated 27 March 1854 ... "Sharah Maples widow of Wilson Maples deceased to Archibald McMahan for $350 - quit claim and yield up to Archibald D. McMahan all right, title, etc., that I am in possession of to one half of the plantation whereon Archibald D. McMahan now lives in Richardson Cove according to the last will and testament of my deceased husband Wilson Maples which was willed to me during my lifetime or widowhood...containing 69 acres.
There was a deed dated 8 April 1854 ... "Anderson Williams and wife Mary, formerly Mary Maples, to Archibald McMahan, interest in 69 acres received by will from Wilson Maples, deceased."
Here is a brief summary of Sarah Maples' bounty land application files:
26 March 1855 - Sarah Maples deposed that she is a resident of Sevier County, Tennessee and that she is the widow of Wilson Maples, deceased who was a captain in the 5th Regiment of Tennessee Militia commanded by General Booth in the War with Great Britain. Said husband was drafted at Sevierville on about 5 November 1814 for six months duty; reassigned about 25 December 1814 to Lookout Mountain on account of sickness. States that she was married to the said Wilson Maples in Pendleton County, South Carolina 6 August 1801 by one Robert
Bowen Justic of Peace and her name before marriage was Sarah Rolan and her husband died at his residence in Sevier County, 27 November 1815 and she has never remarried.
3 November 1855 - On this appeared Sarah Maples aged about 65 years a widow of Wilson Maples, --- etc.
On 17 November 1857, Wilson Maples by his Guardian Sarah Maples asked for "Petition to sell land." Also, on 21 July 1858, Robert H. Hodsden appointed guardian for Sarah Maples widow of Wilson Maples deceased, having a life estate in said land. Court ordered all interest of Wilson Maples the said ward mentioned to be sold.
Sarah Rolen Maples was buried beside her husband Wilson Maples.
Sevier County Heritage lists Sarah as sister to "Davy" Crocket.