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Sarah Downend Kelham
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1826, England
Death: Jul. 8, 1886
De Kalb County
Indiana, USA

Sarah Downend was the daughter of James and Mary Shaw Downend. She was born in Meltham Mills, Yorkshire, England. She immigrated from England with her parents and three siblings in 1834. They settled near Shelby, Ohio.

Sarah married George Houston in 1844. They had three sons, John J., Mitchell, and George W. (born in 1949 and died before 1860). Sarah's obituary reports George Sr.'s death in 1852. However,George Sr. is not found with the family on the 1850 US Census so he may have died before August, 1850.

Sarah married Edward Kelham on April 22, 1852. Sarah and Edward had ten children:

Thomas (1853-1931) married Emma Lobdell
Edward (1854-1924) married Cynthia Viola Whetzel
Mary Kelham (1856-1942) married David F. Turner
Joseph (1857-1936) married Margaret Lyda Simon
James (1858-1913) married Inez Lung
Martha (1860-1860)
George (1862-1938) married Nettie Yarde
Charles (1863-1933)married Florence Snead
Matilda (1866-1867)
William F. (1870-1871)

Note: William's birth year is found as 1871 on his tombstone and in other biographies but he appears on the 1870 US Census enumerated in June, 1870 at age 1 month old.

Much of the above is from "Our Ancestors, Havlik, LaHue, Ryman, Wisdom" by Laurence L. Wisdom now under the stewardship of Jan Lange. Laurence cites his source as Florence Downend Wakeland, grandaughter of Thomas Downend. In addition, the obituary of Edward Kelham and an article in History of DeKalb County, Indiana provided more detailed information.
Family links: 
  James Downend (1798 - 1859)
  Mary Shaw Downend (1802 - 1855)
  Edward Kelham (1826 - 1902)
  Mitchell Houston (1848 - 1887)*
  Thomas Kelham (1853 - 1931)*
  Edward Kelham (1854 - 1924)*
  Mary E. Kelham Turner (1856 - 1942)*
  Joseph A. Kelham (1857 - 1936)*
  James Kelham (1858 - 1913)*
  George Kelham (1862 - 1938)*
  Charles T. Kelham (1863 - 1933)*
  William F. Kelham (1871 - 1871)*
  Sarah Downend Kelham (1826 - 1886)
  Mary Downend Truelove (1828 - 1883)*
  Hannah Downend Malone (1830 - 1901)*
  Thomas Downend (1833 - 1893)*
  John Downend (1834 - 1895)*
  George Downing (1840 - 1908)*
  Eliza E Downend Leeson (1842 - 1898)*
  Louisa A. Downend Kleinfelter (1843 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
De Kalb County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Jan Lange
Originally Created by: Tombstoner & Family
Record added: Mar 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67289025
Sarah <i>Downend</i> Kelham
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