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Sarah Elizabeth Parker Brookhart
Birth: Nov. 24, 1827
Lawrence County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 7, 1903
Woods County
Oklahoma, USA

Sarah Elizabeth Parker was the daughter of William C. Parker and Isabella Neal. She was born in Lawrence County, Ohio and died in Woods County, Oklahoma Territory.

She married Hezekiah Stites Chenoweth in 1847 in Huntington County, Indiana. They had five sons, three born in Indiana and the latter two born in Decatur County, Iowa.

The Pikes Peak Gold Rush began in 1859, and Hezekiah left for the gold fields of Colorado some time about 1860. He worked a claim for some time, and wrote a letter home telling his family that he would be returning soon. He was never heard from again.

No one knows what became of Hezekiah, whether he made a small fortune and decided to abandon his family and abscond into the western frontier, or whether -- more likely -- he died or was murdered en route. Whatever the truth, he never returned home.

Sarah Chenoweth waited patiently for further word about her husband, but finally despaired of his return or survival. She petitioned a court to have Hezekiah declared dead, and a few years later was officially declared a widow by court order.

Sarah married a widower, Daniel Brookhart, in 1870. Daniel was a Union veteran and a survivor of the Confederates' infamous Andersonville prison camp. They later moved to Russell County, Kansas, where they farmed and Daniel was a minister of the Gospel.

They moved a few miles northeast to Nuckolls County, Nebraska, and finally took part in the Cherokee Land Strip Run in the newly opened Oklahoma Territory in 1893, landing finally in Woods County. Daniel died in 1902 and Sarah in 1903.

 
 
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 Parents:
  William Clark Parker (1800 - 1867)
  Isabella Parker (____ - 1853)
 
 Spouses:
  Hezekiah Stites Chenoweth (1827 - 1861)
  Daniel Brookhart (1824 - 1902)
 
 Children:
  John Casper Chenoweth (1848 - 1908)*
  William Alva Chenoweth (1858 - 1938)*
  Homer Ulysses Brookhart (1871 - 1957)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Wife of D. Brookhart
 
Burial:
White Horse Cemetery
Alva
Woods County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Row 3
 
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Record added: Jun 02, 2010
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