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Sarah Evaline Caldwell Johnson
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1847
Shelby County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1884
Clinton County
Indiana, USA

Sarah Eveline Caldwell was the third of four children born in Illinois to Dr. James Caldwell and his second wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (Sphar) Whitlatch.

Elizabeth died between 1850 and 1855. Widowed with four young children and no immediate family around him in Illinois, James moved to Grant Twp., Webster Co., MO, to be near his parents and siblings. He was married a third time to Mrs. Matilda (Callison) Amos, July 3, 1856, in Webster Co. Matilda had two sons from her first marriage to William M. Amos -- James A. and Absalom. Twins were born to James and Matilda, May 7, 1857, but only James Andrew survived (yes, Matilda named two sons James A.).

Webster County Circuit Court records reveal that Matilda died in 1858 between April 15th and Oct. 14th, and is the only known record of her death.

Barely two years later, James, too, died, March 15, 1860. The 1860 census that summer enumerated his children living with four different families -- Margaret and Sarah Eveline with their uncle, Martin and Elizabeth Sphar (misspelled Sparrow by the enumerator); Robert with his first cousin, Duncan and Isabel Sphar; Henry with Joseph and Anna Kinser (who were connected to the Caldwell/Rhodes family through the marriage of their daughter Mary Jane in 1854); and young James Andrew with his grandparents, Robert and Sarah Caldwell. Matilda's two sons were with her parents, Moses and Catherine (Bonnett) Callison, in Marshfield.

Sarah Eveline's aunt and uncle returned to Shelby Co., IL, during the 1860s, and it's assumed that they dropped her off in Clinton Co., IN, to live with another aunt and uncle, James and Margaret (Sphar) Morrison. Here she lived until her marriage in Clinton Co. to William Johnson, Feb. 19, 1868. The 1880 census reveals they had four children: James H., Dora, Joseph, and John. Manford was born in 1882 and Mary in 1884. Dora died in 1883, Sarah Eveline and Mary died in 1884, Manford in 1886, her husband in 1887, and their eldest son in 1888.

John was still living in Clinton Co. in 1942 when he registered for the World War II draft and died two years later, but it's not yet known what happened to son Joseph after the 1880 census. John, his wife Rosetta, and John's sister Dora are buried near each other in Bunnell Cemetery.

We searched for Sarah Eveline for 25 years until a descendant of James Morrison (1853-1926) sent us an excerpt in 2001 from "Old J.W.'s" memoirs that revealed who she had married and where, then lost her again after the 1880 census. Now she is found again and linked once more to her father and siblings thanks to Donald Miller's posting of this cemetery at Find A Grave.
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  James Caldwell (1813 - 1860)
  William Johnson (1842 - 1887)
  Margaret A Johnson (1868 - 1869)*
  James H. P. Johnson (1870 - 1888)*
  Dora B. Johnson (1872 - 1883)*
  Manford R Johnson (1882 - 1886)*
  Mary E Johnson (1884 - 1884)*
  Margaret Caldwell Upshaw (1843 - 1877)*
  Robert A. Caldwell (1845 - 1867)*
  Sarah Evaline Caldwell Johnson (1847 - 1884)
  Infant Caldwell (1857 - 1857)*
  James Andrew Caldwell (1857 - 1948)*
*Calculated relationship
Evaline Johnson.
Wife of William.
Note: ss Wm.
Saint Luke Cemetery
Clinton County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: wilene
Originally Created by: Donald Miller
Record added: Feb 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24944517
Sarah Evaline <i>Caldwell</i> Johnson
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Sarah Evaline <i>Caldwell</i> Johnson
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Oh how we searched for you for so many years only to find you in 1880 and lose you again, then to discover you on Find A Grave and learn that you, your husband, and 4 of your 6 children all died during the 1880s. You suffered so much death throughout you...(Read more)
- wilene
 Added: Apr. 25, 2011

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