| Several kinds of historical documents have been used to build information about the
people who lived at Sukeek’s Cabin and their relatives. The
family speaks of her as Jane Dawkins, her maiden name. A local
farmer, Tom Fowler, said that his father told him about "Jane
Johnson" who lived in the house at Sukeek's Cabin Site. Jane
Dawkins apparently took the name of the father of her son, Isaac
Johnson. The fact that she is listed as "Widow"
indicates that she married Isaac's father (we are searching for a
marriage record). Based on a family story, we looked for Jane
Johnson in the 1918 death index. According to the story, Jane received word
one morning that her son, Isaac, had been killed in the war (World War
I). When she got the news, she sent one of her granddaughters to
fetch her a drink of water from the spring. When the granddaughter
returned, Jane had died. Later that same afternoon, Isaac returned
home from the war. The news of his death had been a mistake.
(We knew that the U.S. was in war in 1918. The death date supports