1782 Burrillville Providence County Rhode Island, USA
1861 McDonough Chenango County New York, USA
Sarah Darling was the daughter of Andrew Darling and Sarah Potter of Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island. She married Daniel Mathewson in 1802 in Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island. They migrated to McDonough, Chenango, New York. They had children: Winsor Mathewson born 1803, Mary M. Mathewson born 1805, Hope or Hopey Mathewson born 1806, Julia E. Mathewson born 1810, Daniel P. Mathewson born 1811, Mustapha Mathewson born 1815, Russell R. Mathewson born 1818, Thomas Jefferson Mathewson born 1824, Salmon Harrison Mathewson born 1826 and Adelda Mathewson born 1829.
Her sister Lydia Darling married Ai Mathewson of Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island.
Daniel Mathewson owned a small farm in Burrillville, were he married and had a family before he decided to move westward. He came with his wife and children to Chenango County, New York, about thirty-eight years of age, making the trip with a covered wagon, a pair of horses and a yoke of oxen, bringing their household goods and provisions, and driving a cow. They tarried a little while at Norwich before coming to McDonough, where they settled. Mr. Mathewson bought about two hundred acres. About one-tenth was cleared, the rest in a wild state and for the most part thickly wooded, and abounding in bears, deer, and smaller animals, also wolves, which were far too numerous for the comfort and safety of domestic fowls and animals without the greatest precaution. The nearest market was Norwich and Oxford. Mr. Mathewson was a thrifty woodsman, and used his axe to good purpose, clearing his land, disposing of the timber by burning it in piles and manufacturing potash of the ashes, which he bartered for merchandise. The stores as well as the mill to which the grain must be carried to be ground were at a great distance from the home. .
Mr. Mathewson died in 1852, at sixty-eight years of age. His wife, surviving him nine years, died in 1861, at seventy-eight. She was in early life in Rhode Island, and also in New York, a member of the Free Will Bapist; while her husband was a Universalist in religious belief. In politics he was a Whig. Their ten children grew to manhood and womenhood. Three of them are now living, namely, Mestapha Mathewson, a retired farmer in the town of Cortland, Cortland County, N Y.; S. Harrison Mathewson, a farmer in Masonville; Edilda Freeman, widow of the late Fitz Henry Freeman, lives in Montague, Mass. Julia E. Baldwin died in 1872; Hope died at 34 years of age; Daniel P. died at sixty-four years, Mary Franklin died at thirty-nine; Windsor died July 3, 1873; and Russell R. was killed while lumbering in Cameron, Steuben County, aged thirty-six years.