|Birth: ||Sep. 23, 1760, USA|
|Death: ||Apr. 24, 1836|
Two gravestone markers are in Fletcher Chapel Cemetery in Springfield, Ohio. The older grave marker was probably placed there by her son John with whom she was living at the time of her death. It reads: "IN MEMORY OF SARAH, WIFE OF JOSEPH WHITELEY DIED 24 APRIL, 1836 75 YRS. 7 MO. 1 DAY."
If Sarah died 24 April 1836 at age 75 yrs. 7 mo. and 1 day as on her older headstone, her birth date would have been on 23 Sept., 1760. She would have been about 15 when she married Joseph and 16 when she had her first child, Thomas born in 1776. She would have been about 49/50 when her last child, Sallie was born.
Amos N. Whiteley stated in his book that Sallie died at age 20 in 1830.
The newer marker reads: "GREAT GRAND MOTHER SARAH STAPLETON WHITELEY,MOTHER OF JOHN WHITELEY, 1754-1836". This last headstone was placed on the grave by a great grandchild. Sarah's death age for
these dates would be about 82 years old. She would have been about 22 years old when first son, Thomas was born, but she would have been about 56/57 in 1810 when, according to Amos'
book, the daughter Sallie was born in 1810, which is highly unlikely. The first headstone is believed to be correct.
(Source: Doris Estes, author of The Whiteley Family book.)
Joseph Whiteley (1754 - 1818)*
Andrew Whiteley (1789 - 1864)*
Nancy Adeline Whiteley Johnson (1790 - 1855)*
Charles Booth Whiteley (1800 - 1875)*
Isaac Jasper Whiteley (1802 - 1889)*
Fletcher Chapel Cemetery
Created by: Robert A. Holt
Record added: Apr 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36579813
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