This was my great grandmother. She is buried next to my great grandfather, George Martin Bogsted born October 31, 1860 and died August 21 1940.
Sarah Melissa's parents were Sarah Adaline Bacon, Bryan County, GA, and James Thompson, Bryan County, GA.
Sarah Melissa was 1st married to Joseph E. Elders of Tattnall Cty, GA. He died in 1896. There were 4 daughters born from this union. Virta Elders, b. abt. 1888 in GA, married Raleigh Wood Lillian Elders, b. abt. 1890 in GA, married W. A. Wooten Fleta Elders, b. abt.1893 in GA , married Malcolm Ward Ruby Elders, b. abt. 1896 in GA, married Skinner Watterson
Sarah Melissa Elders married George Martin Bogsted, from Copenhagen, Denmark, on 25 Feb 1900 in Bryan County, GA.