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Sarah Maria Ferrin Call
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Birth: Dec. 1, 1840
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1880
Willard
Box Elder County
Utah, USA

Sarah Maria Ferrin was born 1 December 1840 in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois. She was the daughter of Samuel Ferrin (1804-1890) and Sally Clotilda Powell Ferrin (1811-1855). Siblings include: Josiah Marsh Ferrin (1834-1904), James Madison Ferrin (1836-1913), Ebenezer Ferrin (1838-1838), Moroni Ferrin (1843-1844), Heber Chase Kimball Ferrin (1846-1914), Brigham Young Ferrin (1848-1854), Lydia Powell Ferrin (1852-1901). She also had 11 half-siblings (Julia & Jacob Samuel Ferrin, Jane and George Josiah Marsh, Annie, Samuel, Adna, Jesse, Francis and Phillip Ferrin)and 5 step-siblings. Her parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons) in 1841. Her family had a good home with plenty in Springfield, but persecutions forced them to flee. They started with a few things in a wagon, leaving all else behind. That winter was spent in Iowa. They were without food, but luckily, they found some corn that the Indians had buried and their lives were saved. Sarah traveled to Utah in 1852 in the Allen Weeks Company with her parents and 5 of her siblings (Josiah, James, Sarah, Heber, Brigham & Lydia), and 2 half-siblings Jacob and George. There were about 226 individuals in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs) on 13 July 1852. Sarah walked part of the way and for much of the journey she was barefoot having no shoes to wear. Her footsteps were often marked with blood from her lacerated feet. They arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on 12 October 1852. The family spent their first winter in Salt Lake City, Utah. During the first winter in the valley, they had few provisions, and at one time they were without bread for eight days. The family moved to Ogden the following spring of 1853. Her father was engaged in farming and milling and also built a sawmill for the district. Her mother died in September of 1855 and 4 weeks later, Sarah Maria married Omer Call on 26 October 1855 in Willard, Box Elder, Utah. She was not quite 15 years of age. They were married by Bishop Alfred Cordon. They later received their temple endowments about 1858. When Sarah moved to Willard, Utah to make her home she took her sister, the youngest child, and she raised her with her own family. Eleven children were born to Omer & Sarah: Omer Samuel (1857-1930), Sally Agnes (1858-1955), Cyril Josiah (1860-1940), Fanny Manervia (1862-1863), Albert Jarius (1864-1931), Nancy Ann (1866-1881), Anson Heber (1868-1885), Lydia Jane (1869-1936), George William (1872-1930), Elihu (1873-1929) and Sarah Elenor (1880-1880).
Sarah was a talented singer and was often called upon to entertain at social events. She was also very skilled in the art of millinery and people came from all around to have her make hats for them. When shoes could not be purchased so she made them too. She was kind and gentle in her nature and no task was too great when her service was needed. When Omer married his 2nd (polygamous) wife, Elenor, Sarah welcomed her to the family and the two became close friends. On her death bed, Sarah asked Elenor to move into her house and to raise her children, which Elenor did. Sarah passed away on 22 September 1880 in Willard, Box Elder County, Utah a few weeks after the birth of her last baby Sarah Elenor. A heavy tumorous growth on her abdomen caused her death and the death of her baby. She was not quite 40 years old. Sarah is buried in the Willard Precinct Cemetery, next to her husband Omer and surrounded by family.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Ferrin (1804 - 1890)
  Sally Clotilda Powell Ferrin (1811 - 1855)
 
 Spouses:
  Omer Call (1834 - 1909)
  Omer Call (1834 - 1909)*
 
 Children:
  Omer Samuel Call (1857 - 1930)*
  Sally Agnes Call Cordon (1858 - 1955)*
  Cyril Josiah Call (1860 - 1940)*
  Fanny Manervia Call (1862 - 1863)*
  Fanny Manerva Call (1862 - 1863)*
  Albert Jarius Call (1864 - 1931)*
  Nancy Ann Call (1866 - 1882)*
  Anson Heber Call (1868 - 1885)*
  Lydia Jane Call Barrow (1869 - 1936)*
  George William Call (1872 - 1930)*
  Elihu Call (1873 - 1929)*
  Sarah Elenor Call (1880 - 1880)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jacob Samuel Ferrin (1830 - 1882)**
  George Josiah Marsh (1830 - 1916)**
  Josiah Marsh Ferrin (1834 - 1904)*
  James Madison Ferrin (1836 - 1913)*
  Ebenezer Ferrin (1838 - 1838)*
  Sarah Maria Ferrin Call (1840 - 1880)
  Moroni Ferrin (1843 - 1844)*
  Heber Chase Kimball Ferrin (1846 - 1914)*
  Brigham Young Ferrin (1849 - 1854)*
  Lydia Ferrin Williams (1852 - 1901)*
  Anna Ferrin Wade (1862 - 1918)**
  Samuel Ferrin (1864 - 1935)**
  Jesse Ferrin (1868 - 1941)**
  Francis Ferrin (1871 - 1937)**
  Phillip Ferrin (1874 - 1958)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Willard Precinct Cemetery
Willard
Box Elder County
Utah, USA
Plot: Ward 7, Block 4, Grave 8
 
Maintained by: Simmons Family
Originally Created by: Grace (Cronin) Schmitt
Record added: Jan 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64953336
Sarah Maria <i>Ferrin</i> Call
Added by: Simmons Family
 
Sarah Maria <i>Ferrin</i> Call
Added by: Simmons Family
 
Sarah Maria <i>Ferrin</i> Call
Added by: Marc & Jackie LePage
 
 
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- history4sure
 Added: Jun. 2, 2011

- Grace (Cronin) Schmitt
 Added: Mar. 30, 2011

- history4sure
 Added: Mar. 29, 2011
 
 
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