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Sarah Elizabeth Butler Martin
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Birth: Jan. 7, 1840
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1902
Falls County
Texas, USA

Sarah married Henry Smith Martin in 1856. She was only 16 at the time and living in Kentucky. When their daughter Mary was a baby in the year 1863, Indians often traveled through the Kentucky countryside. Sarah was afraid of them and one day when she was alone with her baby, some Indians came begging for some food. As she was cutting some hanging meat in their smoke house for them, an older squaw came up behind her and grabbed her. She spun around with knife in hand and said "I ought to run this through you." The squaw just laughed and laughed. Sara and Henry moved to Lineville, Iowa and lived there 25 or more years. They then moved to Texas in 1892. They were members of the Methodist Church in Eddy, Texas. They had 7 children: Mary Keller Martin, Maria Ann Martin, Addie Martin, Rosie Martin who died as an infant, John Allen Martin, Eliza Jane Martin and Bessie Mae Martin.
A newspaper clipping of the death of Sarah:
Mrs. Sarah E. Martin of Eddy, Texas died January 16, 1902 after a brief but terrific attack of pneumonia. Sister Martin was born January 7, 1840 and was therefore just 62 years of age. She was a good woman - ripe for heaven. A friend and neighbor, just before she died, said that it would be almost a pity for her to recover now that she was so near to that home whither she had been tending for so many years. We will miss her kindly face at our regular services. She was a most faithful attendant upon the church services. Rarely would she miss if able to walk. Her home was about two miles from the church, but the day was rarely too warm for her to be at church and walk. "Dear old soul, you are safe in that home where congregations ne'er break up and Sabbath has no end." May God bless and keep her aged husband and each of the children in mother's way, so as to meet with the angels by and by. 
Family links: 
  Henry Smith Martin (1827 - 1912)*
  Mary Keller Martin Barnett (1863 - 1931)*
  Mariah Ann Martin Hampton (1865 - 1938)*
  Eliza Jane Martin Webb (1876 - 1954)*
  Bessie Mae Martin Crockett (1878 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Eddy Cemetery
Falls County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Lloyd Donahoo
Originally Created by: Shawn The Grave Hunter
Record added: Aug 23, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11597775
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Butler</i> Martin
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Sarah Elizabeth <i>Butler</i> Martin
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