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Sarah E. Ward Stevens
Birth: Apr. 27, 1833
Ohio County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 13, 1871
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA

Sarah was the daughter of Rev. Bazzel Ward and Cassandra Ford Ward. She married William Fletcher Stevens 6 Feb 1854 in Ohio Co. KY. The couple moved first to Gibson Co., IN and in 1870 to Sedgwick Co., KS. Sarah died in April 1871 shortly after the birth of her seventh child George W. who died four days after his birth and a week before his mother. Of her other children, Isaac R., Priscilla A., Charles W., Martha L., Samuel M., Arthur C., three of them, Isaac, Charles and Arthur also died young.

Although her tombstone says she died at age thirty, the following statement from a biography of W. F. Stevens says the following,
"He was visited with a sore affliction in the death of his wife, which occurred the following year, 13 May 1871, while she was still a young woman, being but thirty-eight years of age."

 
 
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 Parents:
  Bazzel Ward (1800 - 1847)
  Cassandra Ford Ward (1802 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  William F. Stevens (1834 - 1914)*
 
 Children:
  Isaac R. Stevens (1855 - 1879)*
  Priscilla A. Stevens Merkle (1857 - 1930)*
  Charles W Stevens (1860 - 1882)*
  Martha Louisa Stevens Little (1862 - 1934)*
  Samuel Morton Stevens (1865 - 1923)*
  Arthur C Stevens (1868 - 1873)*
  George W. Stevens (1871 - 1871)*
 
 Siblings:
  Priscilla Ann Ward Hoover (1825 - 1883)*
  John Fletcher Thomas Ward (1827 - 1896)*
  Martha Elizabeth Ward Ward (1829 - 1900)*
  Sarah E. Ward Stevens (1833 - 1871)
  Samuel E. Ward (1834 - 1863)*
  Bazzel Len Ward (1835 - 1886)*
  Ezra Whitfield Ward (1838 - 1904)*
  Henrietta Jane Ward Smith (1839 - 1904)*
  Hezekiah C Ward (1840 - 1916)*
  Minerva Louisa Ward Benton (1842 - 1922)*
  Joseph Benjamin Ward (1843 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
30 years - Wife of W.F. Stevens
 
Burial:
Eldridge Cemetery
Colwich
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
Plot:
 
Maintained by: J&D Peterson
Originally Created by: Darbo
Record added: Aug 31, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7813989
Sarah E. <i>Ward</i> Stevens
Added by: J&D Peterson
 
Sarah E. <i>Ward</i> Stevens
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Added by: David G. Stuart
 
 
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Memorial Day 2013
- J&D Peterson
 Added: May. 25, 2013
To my Great, Great Grandmother--You were a true pioneer woman. I can't imagine the hardships that you knew as you left your family in Kentucky to move to Indiana and then on to Kansas.
- J&D Peterson
 Added: Sep. 5, 2006

- Darbo
 Added: Nov. 21, 2005
 
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