Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Barretts in:
 • Mount Pleasant Cemetery
 • Terre Haute
 • Vigo County
 • Indiana
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Sarah Elizabeth Baldwin Barrett
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Feb. 10, 1844
Oktibbeha County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Oct. 27, 1923
Terre Haute
Vigo County
Indiana, USA

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
Nellie Barrett-Merritt
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.

Family links: 
  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)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Terre Haute
Vigo County
Indiana, USA
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
Find A Grave Memorial# 104431624
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Baldwin</i> Barrett
Added by: JoAnnamae
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Baldwin</i> Barrett
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Brian
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- JoAnnamae
 Added: Jan. 31, 2013

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service