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Sarah Elizabeth Burch Carter May
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Birth: 1869
Death: 1940

Sarah Elizabeth BURCH was the daughter of William BURCH and Susan Storm. She was part of a large family and had six siblings who lived to adulthood. Her father was a farmer in Indian Creek Township, Monroe County.

When Sarah was 19 she married Thomas James CARTER. Thomas was a 27 year old farmer who had been widowed. He had two children by his previous marriage. Together Sarah and Thomas had seven more children:

Ollie Ethel Carter 1891 1979
William Harley Carter 1893 1966
Lottie Opal Carter 1895 1896
Amos Asbury Carter 1896 1976
Minnie Emiline Carter 1898 1918
Roy Jennings Carter 1900 1971
Lucy Avada Carter 1902 1963

Some of the children died young. Both her daughter, Lottie Opal, and her ten-year-old step-son died in the same year.
Her husband Thomas died in 1904 at the age of 41.

Two years later, Sarah married Martin Wilson MAY, a widower with seven children. Sarah was 36 at the time of the marriage and Martin was 39. Together they had three more children:

Herschel Wayne May 1908 1975
Lewis Erwin "Pete" May 1910 1983
Rowena Pearl May 1913 1961

Elizabeth was a member of the Walker's Chapel congregation. She died in 1940 at the age of seventy and was buried in Carmichael Cemetery beside her first husband.

 
 
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 Parents:
  William Burch (1842 - 1901)
  Susan L. Storm Burch (1844 - 1912)
 
 Spouses:
  Thomas James Carter (1862 - 1904)
  Martin Wilson May (1867 - 1963)
 
 Children:
  Ollie Ethel Carter Sullivan (1891 - 1979)*
  William Harley Carter (1893 - 1966)*
  Lottie Carter (1895 - 1896)*
  Minnie Carter (1898 - 1918)*
  Hershael Wayne May (1908 - 1975)*
  Lewis E May (1910 - 1983)*
  Rowena Pearl May Carmichael (1913 - 1997)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hiram Asbury Burch (1865 - 1924)*
  Infant Daughter Burch (1866 - 1866)*
  Mary J Burch Neal (1868 - 1914)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Burch Carter May (1869 - 1940)
  Infant Daughter Burch (1869 - ____)*
  Joel Preston Burch (1871 - 1930)*
  Martha Matilda Burch Patton (1873 - 1939)*
  Margaret Olive Burch Mitchell (1875 - 1929)*
  Infant Daughter Burch (1877 - 1877)*
  Isaac Peter Burch (1878 - 1945)*
  Jemima C Burch (1880 - 1880)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Carmichael Cemetery
Greene County
Indiana, USA
Plot:
 
Maintained by: Beth
Originally Created by: Susan (Haldeman) Fowler
Record added: Nov 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16827643
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Burch Carter</i> May
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Sarah Elizabeth <i>Burch Carter</i> May
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Sarah Elizabeth <i>Burch Carter</i> May
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Added by: Susan (Haldeman) Fowler
 
 
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- Marci Sue
 Added: Aug. 30, 2014

- Cinnamon Girl
 Added: Jun. 7, 2014
Rest in sweet Heavenly peace, Sarah Elizabeth. With love and prayersღ.**❤
- Evangelineღ
 Added: Apr. 17, 2014
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