Mar. 29, 1923 Crabtree Haywood County North Carolina, USA
Sarah was the firstborn of fourteen children of Hiram Cyrus and Margaret "Peggy" McCracken Rogers of Rush Fork in the Crabtree Community. Her paternal grandparents were early pioneers Hugh and Nancy Thornton Rogers of Fines Creek and her maternal grandparents were pioneers Joseph Cass and Sarah Vaughn McCracken of Upper Crabtree.
When Sarah married Taylor Kirkpatrick, they made their home in the Upper Crabtree Community near Reeves Cove where his father lived. All their children were living when her husband died. She was active in Mount Zion Methodist Church.