Sarah Rebecca (Anderson) was born on 1 Mar 1857 in Bedford Co., Tennessee to James Campbell Anderson and Susan (Nance) Anderson. Sarah had the following siblings born of this union: Infant Anderson, Margaret Ann Anderson, Martha Elizabeth Anderson, John R. Anderson, Mary Catherine Anderson, William Thomas Anderson, James Mack Anderson, Susan Ellen Anderson and Lester McCool Anderson.
Sarah also had the following half-sister from her father's marriage to Marthi I (Jackson): Jo Alma Anderson.
Sarah Rebecca (Anderson) and William Henry Cole, son of Henry Morland Cole and Eleanor "Elen" A. (Matthews) Cole, married on 15 Apr 1880 in Craighead Co., Arkansas. They had the following children born of this union: Florence Cole, Lora Cole, Arthur Lee Cole and William G. Cole.