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Sarah Emeline Templeton Leonard Ethridge
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Birth: Sep. 6, 1838
Lincoln County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 1928
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA

Sarah Emeline Templeton was the daughter of John H. Templeton and Whitty (Avis Whitaker) Cashion Templeton of Lincoln County, Tennessee(1850 census). The birthplace of her parents was noted as North Carolina.

She was the wife of John Leonard, having married February 5, 1856, in the same county where they made their home. At the 1860 census, they were enumerated with one son, James Leonard.

J S Leonard 12
M F Leonard 9
L J Leonard 6
N W Ethridge 10/12 months

Sarah later married Ed Ethridge, a farmer. The marriage most likely took place after the Civil War where Ed served the Confederacy in Cruse's Calvary.

By 1870, Sarah Emeline and Ed were enumerated as husband and wife in Lincoln County. Also in the home were Sarah's children:

By the 1880 census, Sarah and Ed had added three of their own children to the household:

Nancy Etherage 10
Veetta Etherage 7
Robert A. Etherage 4
Mary F. Leonard 18
Louisa J. Leonard 16

Sarah's oldest son James Leonard was of age and not living in the home by that time.

Sometime after 1880, the family migrated to Sebastian County, Arkansas. Ed died shortly after in 1880. He is buried at Steep Hill Cemetery.

1900 census records note that Sarah Emeline was a widow and lived in the home of her daughter, Nancy Ethridge McMahan, son-in-law, William O. McMahan, and their two children, Sarah E. and Porter McMahan.

1900 Census - Mount Sandels, Sebastian, AR

William O McMahan 49
Nancy McMahan 23
Sarah E McMahan 12
Porter McMahan 2
Sarah E Etheridge 61 *

By 1910, she moved to the home of her daughter Etta Ethridge Barling, widow of Aaron Barling.

Etta Barling 38
Al Barling 8
Sarah E Ethridge 71
Albert Massey 26 (boarder)

Sarah Emeline Templeton Leonard Ethridge died in 1928.

Family links: 
  John Henry Templeton (1812 - 1877)
  Avis Whitaker Cashion Templeton (1817 - 1881)
  Ed Ethridge (1847 - 1885)
  Louisa Johnie Leonard Boatright (1864 - 1942)*
  Nancy Ethridge McMahan (1869 - 1958)*
  Etta Ethridge Barling (1872 - 1945)*
  Robert A. Ethridge (1876 - 1966)*
  Sarah Emeline Templeton Leonard Ethridge (1838 - 1928)
  James Templeton (1840 - 1859)*
  Mary Elizabeth Templeton Michael (1842 - 1929)*
  Robert Henry Templeton (1845 - 1929)*
  W. E. Templeton (1847 - 1903)*
  Abner M. Templeton (1850 - 1900)*
  Nancy Jane Templeton Smith (1852 - 1938)*
*Calculated relationship
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Steep Hill Cemetery
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: Old NW Section, Row 207
Created by: Gina Caperton Ervin
Record added: Jun 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53532683
Sarah Emeline <i>Templeton</i> Leonard Ethridge
Added by: Gina Caperton Ervin
Sarah Emeline <i>Templeton</i> Leonard Ethridge
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