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Sarah Ann Lyon Pinkston
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Birth: May 2, 1837
Richland County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 1926
La Mesa
San Diego County
California, USA

On 2 May 1837, Saran Ann Lyon was born in Richland County, Ohio. Her parents were William and Elizabeth Sinkey Lyon.

In May 1854, William and Elizabeth Lyon—along with daughters Ann, Catherine, and Sarah, and son William Lee Lyon—left Ohio and headed for California.

In June, they reached independence, Missouri, and stopped to reconsider their plans. They were abolitionists, and were concerned about Kansas Territory becoming a slave state, but they were uncertain if they should settle there or go on to California.

In mid-June, the Lyons' other daughter, Margaret Lyon Wood (1830–1919), and her family—husband, Samuel Newitt Wood (1825–1891), and sons David, age 2, and William, age 1—arrived in Independence and discovered her family. She and Sam convinced the Lyons to settle in Kansas Territory and work towards making it a free state.

On 23 June, the Lyons and Woods make homestead claims four miles west of what is now Lawrence, Kansas. On 2 July, they moved onto their claims and began to develop them.

In August, John William Mack, who was born in Milton, Massachusetts, came to Kansas Territory. He settled in Lawrence and operated its Cincinnati House hotel.

On 23 November 1857, John William Mack married Sarah Ann Lyon, in Lawrence, Kansas Territory.

On 9 October 1870, John William Mack died and was buried in the Lyon Family Cemetery. The couple had no children.

On 12 December 1876, Sarah Ann Lyon Mack married Ephraim Wesley Pinkston, of Cedar Point, which is in Chase County, Kansas. They had no children, but two of Ephraim's children from his first marriage, Florence L. and Hattie M. Pinkston, were alive.

On 8 October 1893, Ephraim Wesley Pinkston died. He was buried in his family's cemetery, which was on his farm.

Sarah Pinkston spent her final days with her stepdaughter—Hattie M. Pinkston Ellsworth, who had married Daniel A. Ellsworth— who lived in La Mesa, California, home.

On 15 March 1926, Sarah Ann Lyon Mack Pinkston died in La Mesa, San Diego County, California. Her remains were returned to Kansas and buried in the Pinkston family's cemetery, in Chase County, Kansas.

In the 1990s, her remains, and those of everyone in the family's cemetery, were relocated to the Cedar Point Cemetery.

 
 
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 Parents:
  William Lyon (1798 - 1857)
  Elizabeth Sinkey Lyon (1795 - 1860)
 
 Spouses:
  John William Mack (1835 - 1870)
  Ephraim Wesley Pinkston (1830 - 1893)
 
 Siblings:
  Ann Elizabeth Lyon (1828 - 1848)*
  Catherine K. Lyon Strong (1828 - 1877)*
  Margaret Lyon Wood (1830 - 1919)*
  James Lyon (1833 - 1853)*
  Eliza Jane Lyon (1835 - 1853)*
  Sarah Ann Lyon Pinkston (1837 - 1926)
  William Lee Lyon (1839 - 1862)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cedar Point Cemetery
Cedar Point
Chase County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: David Aspelin
Record added: Mar 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106465926
Sarah Ann <i>Lyon</i> Pinkston
Added by: David Aspelin
 
Sarah Ann <i>Lyon</i> Pinkston
Added by: David Aspelin
 
Sarah Ann <i>Lyon</i> Pinkston
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Rest in peace.
- RMW
 Added: Apr. 8, 2013
 
 
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