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Sarah Linnie Pichot Freeman
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1896
Colton
Travis County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 1998
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA

Sarah Linnie Pichot was born at Colton, Travis County. Texas on December 22, 1896 and grew up on a farm south east of Austin with her parents and three sisters.

Her grandfather and great grandfather were original settlers of Castroville, Texas. Both came from Alsace Loraine France in the year 1843. Her father was born in Castroville, Texas and her mother was born in Bobnich, Ross County, Scotland arriving in Galveston, Texas, by ship at the age of three on February 5th 1867.

She loved school and wanted a formal education so much she went through the ninth grade twice at Pilot Knob in hopes her father would consent to let her attend High School in Austin. She would love to have been a teacher.

She was seven when the Right brothers flew their first plane. She courted in a horse drawn buggy. Nancy Daugherty who married Willie Pichot, her first cousin, was perhaps her best friend, her teenage chum.

Her life spanned from early church when there was only one building but different denominations alternating Sunday worship and everyone attended. She was a Christian and always attended church through out her lifetime.

There were kerosene lights and lanterns to electric lights, horse and buggy to cars. She told of breaking her arm at the age of 19 while cranking uncle Bill's car.

She learned to crochet at the age of 14 and during the thirties crochet dresses were popular so she made them and sold them for $1.00. She said her aunt Emily Hector taught her to crochet.

She married Bailey Enoch Daugherty on October 20, 1918 and to them was born twin boys on November 24, 1921 one died at birth and the other died two weeks later. A son, was born on May 1, 1927 and s daughter on May 23, 1935. Sarah and Bailey divorced On June 21, 1941.

She worked odd jobs finally getting a job at Bergstrom Air Force Base during the war. While being a new employee, they played a joke on her sending her all over the base for a bucket of ‘propwash'.

She married Thomas H. Freeman on June 30. 1943 and they moved to Pennsylvania where he was stationed He retired from the army in 1946 and they made their home in Tennessee for seven years moving back to Texas in 1951.

Their travels were from Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Georgia, California, New Mexico and North Carolina (where they attended camp meetings every summer while living in Tennessee) to Old Mexico, Oklahoma and Arizona (where she rode a mule down into the Grand Canyon at the age of seventy).


She loved her family and friends and if you come to visit she loved to show you her flower beds and her vegetable garden and if she could get you to stay she would fix a meal in no time and you would have a feast at her large dining table.

Her grandkids always knew where to get root beer, pop sickles and candy and they learned never to scare her! She was almost always in a slow run. Her grandkids said her foot got to heavy on the gas pedal.

She crocheted ten bedspreads for her children and grand children it took her about ten years in all and she started them when she was in her seventies each taking about eight months.

She was a great source of information as she provided her family with many names to complete the genealogy of the family, consisting of Pichot, McLean, Hector, Brieden, Rich, Daugherty and many more.

In 1952 Sarah and Thomas moved into a new home in South Austin and in 1981 he went to live in the Veterans nursing home in Temple, Texas and she stayed home but her fear became so great, she also moved into a nursing home in 1983 and she visited him monthly.

She lived a long life had a wonderful 95th birthday party with family and friends and looked forward to reaching 100 years.

She celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at the South Austin Activity Center in 1996 and loved seeing everyone.

Her health really began to fade and she passed away on June 7, 1998 at the age of 101 years.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Louis N Pichot (1860 - 1925)
  Christine McLean Pichot (1864 - 1947)
 
 Spouses:
  Bailey Enoch Daugherty (1900 - 1979)
  Thomas Harvey Freeman (1902 - 1990)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Lee Daugherty (1921 - 1921)*
  Louis Nicolas Daugherty (1921 - 1921)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mollie Pichot (____ - 1896)*
  Betty Burnett (1884 - 1958)*
  Joe Pichot (1885 - 1888)*
  Ella Shelly Pichot Pearson (1889 - 1977)*
  Sarah Linnie Pichot Freeman (1896 - 1998)
  Ida May Pichot New (1898 - 1982)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cook Walden-Forest Oaks Memorial Park
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Billie Blackstock
Record added: May 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36599090
Sarah Linnie <i>Pichot</i> Freeman
Added by: Billie Blackstock
 
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