|Birth: ||Aug. 10, 1836, England|
|Death: ||Jul. 12, 1921|
Sarah was well educated because she was able to attend private school in England. On May 22, 1856, Hartley started on an oceanic and overland voyage for Zion with her mother, Eliza Gill Hartley, and four of her younger siblings. They sailed from Liverpool on board the "Horizon." They landed in Boston, Massachusetts, June 30, 1856 in good health. They continued on to Iowa City.
There they waited two weeks for their handcarts to be completed. They had joined the Edward Martin Handcart Company.
Sarah helped pull and push the heavily laden handcart on which rode the little sister, Josephine, who was ill. They arrived in Salt Lake Valley the last of November, having endured extreme cold, bad storms, and hunger. One third of the company died on the way to the Valley.
After Sarah arrived in Salt Lake, she married Richard Soper. They had two sons and were later divorced. Sarah moved to Salem where she was employed as a housekeeper by Lyman Curtis who had four sons. She later married Lyman Curtis and had five daughters and a son.
Her 2 sons by Richard Sopher were adopted by Lyman Curtis. Sarah was a talented weaver and wove the cloth for the family clothing which she made. Peach leaves and sage brush were used to make her dye for the cloth. She knit stockings and sweaters for the needy and for the men in the armed services serving in World War 1. She made temple clothing for members of the Church. She made and quilted
dozens of quilts for family and friends. Sarah instilled in her family a love for good literature and especially for the gospel of Jesus Christ. She was a person of great spiritual strength. Sarah served in the Relief Society and was also a visiting teacher until her death in 1921.
Provided by findagrave contributor JJ
Sarah Wells Hartley was the daughter of Elizabeth Gill and Samuel Wells Hartley. Sarah married Richard Soper approximately 1859. They had two children. They divorced. Sarah married Lyman Curtis July 26, 1862 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
She had seven children with Lyman: Parley Perry Curtis, Asa Lyman Curtis, Eliza Jane Curtis, Sarah Lusina Curtis, Millicent Curtis, Emma Cornelia Curtis and Josephine Curtis.
She was a handcart pioneer in 1856
Eliza Gill Hartley (1815 - 1891)
Lyman Curtis (1812 - 1898)*
Parley Perry Curtis (1858 - 1939)*
Sarah Lucina Curtis Snyder (1863 - 1921)*
Eliza Jane Curtis Durfey (1865 - 1949)*
Millicent Curtis Smith (1867 - 1965)*
Emma Cornelia Curtis Hanks (1869 - 1951)*
Josephine M Curtis (1872 - 1877)*
Asa Lyman Curtis (1877 - 1961)*
Sarah Wells Hartley Soper Curtis (1836 - 1921)
Matilda Jane Hartley Overson (1838 - 1916)*
Samuel Hartley (1842 - 1898)*
Josephine Lucy Hartley Zundle (1846 - 1929)*
Farewell Harrison Hartley (1848 - 1919)*
Salem City Cemetery
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Aug 01, 2007
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