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Sarah Elizabeth Shultz Damron
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1799
Green County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan., 1862
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA


Sarah was born to John Rudicill Shultz and Susannah McClain, in Green Co, KY. The area she was born in broke off of Green in 1802 to form Adair Co, KY. Sarah married very young, around 14 years of age (1813) to John Damron, Jr., in IL or TN. Together they had ten children: Susannah Damron, b. 1816; John Shultz Damron, b. 1818; Anna "Annie" Ladd Damron, b. 1821; Milton Wesley Damron, b. 1823; Laura Louise Damron, b. 1828; George Washington Damron, b. 1830; William Wallace Damron, b. 1833; Sarah Matilda Damron, b. 1835; Cynthia Elizabeth Damron, b. 1837; and Joseph Warren Damron (Sr), b. 1841. They had their children in Weakley Co, TN and Barry Co, MO.

Around 1844, the Damron family migrated from (Barry Co?) Missouri to northeast Texas as Mercer Colonists and bought land there.

Around the time of her husband's death in 1856 in Ellis Co, TX, Sarah joined the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints (LDS). The missionary, Morris Snedeker (sic), wrote in his journal that the Ellis County, Texas branch of the LDS was organized on May 11, 1856 and listed 20 members including "Muther" Damron (Sarah), George Damron and wife, Betsy Damron, Matilda Damron, William Damron, and William Coldiron and wife (Sarah Emmaline Damron). In his journal, Morris Snedaker writes about a prayer meeting. "Never have I heard such testamony (sic), such expression of faith in the Lord and in the principles of the restored Gospel." Later, church members from Ellis and Washington Counties, Texas decided to come together and migrate to Utah to join the body of the church. They met at Tyler, Smith Co, TX (unverified; doesn't make sense to meet at that location). Part of this story also says that the trail went from Texas to Iowa to Utah. This is unverified and doesn't make sense either.

Sarah left Texas with her 5 unmarried children, George W., William W., Sarah "Matilda," Cynthia "Bessie," and Joseph W. in May, 1857 on the Homer Duncan wagon train. They arrived September 19, 1857, as Sarah and her sons Joseph and William are listed on the church membership rolls as being rebaptized on Sept. 15, 1857.

According to family story, Sarah died 2 years after arriving in Utah. Her death has been reported as 1859 and 1861. Since she appears on the 1860 census, family story must be in error. It is said she is buried on a hillside near Heber City, Utah. No one has been able to find her grave in Heber City. However, my research has turned up "Unknown Person" who was born 18 Apr 1798 who died January 1862 and is buried on a hill in Salt Lake City Cemetery. I (Cheri) believe this is a pauper's grave. The pauper grave section was referred to as "the hill" section of "the city" cemetery. I (Cheri) will be taking a trip to the FHL in April of 2014 and will research some film there, trying to determine the "unknown person" buried in SLC Cemetery. I will also dowse the grave, although, according to what I've read, is questionable, but it's all I've got to determine the sex. I will also try to have it verified by a separate dowser who has no interest in this lineage. 
Family links: 
  John Damron (1791 - 1856)
  Susanna Damron Brock (1817 - 1886)*
  John Shultz Damron (1818 - 1905)*
  Milton Wesley Damron (1823 - 1887)*
  Laura Louisa Damron Moore (1828 - 1849)*
  Annie Ladd Damron Stockton (1829 - 1913)*
  George Washington Damron (1830 - ____)*
  William Wallace Damron (1833 - 1898)*
  Sarah Matilda Damron Moody (1836 - 1877)*
  Cinthy Elizabeth Damron Moody (1837 - 1872)*
  Joseph Warren Damron (1841 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: E-12--8-1-W
Created by: Cheri Mello
Record added: Jun 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38291122
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Shultz</i> Damron
Added by: colone layton
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Shultz</i> Damron
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Thanks for your pioneering spirit
- colone layton
 Added: May. 16, 2014
KY to IL to MO to TX to UT...Something like 2,500 miles in your life. A true pioneer!
- Cheri Mello
 Added: Oct. 17, 2013

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