|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 (Brother of Gen. John Baytop 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.
By 1860 Sarah had excelled in the management of her farm to where her recorded assets were close to $95,000.00. Of that amount "Mildendo" was valued at $40,000.00. The slave schedule placed 58 persons on the plantation, 20 of whom were over 40 years old. However, changes were afoot. In that same year her daughter and long time companion, Catherine, married Judge Lucas Thompson and moved to Staunton. A war between the states was brewing and Sarah's work at "Mildendo" now became progressively difficult. The plantation escaped destruction during the next 4 years; but by 1865 Sarah's health was beginning to fail, and she moved to Staunton with Catherine & the Judge. She continued to visit her old home as her health permitted as is noted in a 1/17/1869 letter authored from "Mildendo" 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 (James Ste...
Record added: Jul 04, 2011
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