|Birth: ||Feb. 10, 1844|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 1923|
Orphaned at a young age. I believe her birth Surname was Brown.
Sarah was a servant at the Sarata House in Vicksburg, MS during the Civil War & it was turned into a Union Hospital during the Siege of Vicksburg. Story is told this is where Andrew & Sarah met. Andrew promised he'd return someday for her; for her wait for him. He promised he'd love & take care of her, they'd have a large family & that she'd never be alone again. Andrew did return for her & took Sarah to his friends William & Sarah Baldwin where Sarah stayed & worked for Robert Reeves. His farm was 15 miles just East of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois on the big prairie as described in documents. Andrew returned to her after the war & they married March of 1869; moving immediately to Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana in April of 1869 appearing at the doorstep of Andrew's cousin Newton Dunbar's home announcing they were newlyweds per a 1922 affidavit.
Andrew & Sarah lived in a two story red brick home along the Wabash River at 655 North Water Street in Terre Haute with their children always close by. They had 8 children; with 1 dying at infancy.
Melissa Elizabeth "Lizzie" Barrett-Cook
George Washington Barrett
Andrew Jackson "Jack" Jr Barrett
Mary Ollie Barrett-Anderson
Oscar B "Os or Brick" Barrett
Albert "Abb" Barrett
Funeral Home sent her obituary to the newspaper with several mistakes. Son Andrew Jackson Jr was not listed & was alive in 1923; also Sarah, Oscar, George & Albert last names should be Barrett & Nellie last name should be Merritt. Death & funeral took place at Nellie Barrett-Merritt residence.
Original publishing with mistakes: Terre Haute Tribune Monday, October 29, 1923, , Mrs Sarah E Brown, Funeral services for Mrs Sarah E Brown, 67 years old, who died at midnight Saturday at the residence, 650 North First Street, were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the home. Burial in Mt Pleasant Cemetery. Three daughters, Mrs Lizzie Cook, Mrs Ollie Anderson and Mrs Nellie Merdthe, and three sons George, Oscar & Albert Brown, survive.
Andrew & Sarah have no headstones & exact location is unknown. The records for this cemetery burned in a fire in the 1960's.
Andrew Jackson Barrett (1844 - 1922)
Melissa Elizabeth Barrett Cook (1870 - 1947)*
Infant Barrett (1874 - 1874)*
George Washington Barrett (1875 - 1948)*
Mary Ollie Barrett Anderson (1878 - 1943)*
Nellie Barrett Merritt (1880 - 1957)*
Oscar B Barrett (1883 - 1958)*
Albert Barrett (1887 - 1953)*
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Plot: Unknown - Records burned in the 1960's. If anyone knows of her location please contact me.
Created by: JoAnnamae
Record added: Jan 31, 2013
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