|Birth: ||Jan., 1800|
|Death: ||Aug. 12, 1872|
Sarah was born at "Falkland" Plantation, Halifax County, (Today part of Falkland Farms) the home of her parents, Capt. Charles Scott and Priscilla Read. Mary E. Scott, her sister, was married to Nathaniel E. Venable, the father of her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth G. Venable. Sarah was a noted beauty and belle in her youth. Her children, "Mildendo" and its magnificent gardens became her passion after the early death of her husband in 1829. As was the custom of the time, she both visited and hosted many of her relations from the nearby plantations of "Berry Hill", "Long Branch", "Ridgeway" & "Sylvan Hill". For a brief time in the 1840s she and her daughter, Catherine, offered sustenance & sanctuary to her very ill sister-in-law, Alice Cabell Carrington, and her family during their travail after the loss of nearby "Long Branch" by Walter Coles Carrington. Alice subsequently passed away and is buried somewhere in the family cemetery. In 1860 Catherine, married Judge Lucas Thompson from Staunton. With Catherine's move and the commencement of the Civil War, Sarah's work at "Mildendo" became progressively difficult. By war's end, her health was beginning to fail and she moved to Staunton with Catherine & the Judge. She continued to visit "Mildendo" as her health permitted as is noted in a 1/17/1869 letter authored by her daughter-in-law & niece, Elizabeth V. Carrington: "She (Mrs. Catherine Thompson) expresses her opposition of Mother's undertaking the journey here in her present helpless condition, but says she thinks she will certainly come the last of the month. Sarah (Venable) & Maria and I have been very closely occupied with fixing her for visits, we have done a great deal of work, and she is very nicely fixed, I think." Sarah Carrington passed away at her daughter's home, "Hilltop" in Staunton & was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Thornrose.
William Allen Carrington (1796 - 1829)*
Charles Scott Carrington (1820 - 1891)*
William Fontaine Carrington (1822 - 1883)*
Catherine Lightfoot Carrington Thompson (1825 - 1893)*
Mildred Lightfoot Carrington Venable (1825 - 1845)*
Paul Sydenham Carrington (1827 - 1896)*
Willie Ann Carrington (1829 - 1846)*
Note: Thornrose has her recorded as being buried in the cemetery but there is no note on her location. A number of people have looked for her headstone with no success.
Created by: Jim Hutcheson
Record added: Jul 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72693480