|Birth: ||Jul. 17, 1801|
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 1896|
Sarah married William Port. They were the parents of nine children: Margaret, John W., Elvira, Samuel, Mary Jane, Armanella, William, and Silas W.
Sarah Port was born near Winchester, Virginia, July 17, 1801. When eight years old she removed with her parents to Butler county, Ohio, where she was married to William Port in 1824. With her husband she removed to Indiana immediately after her marriage and settled near Connersville, where she spent thirty happy years of her life. In the early part of the ‘50's Mrs. Port lived here, her husband being in the wholesale grocery business, in the building that stood where J. W. Marson & Brother are now located. In 1859 she and her husband removed to Chicago, where her husband died in 1866. She was the mother of nine children, only two of whom survive her – Mrs. Brown, and Wm. Port, of Chicago, who, with his wife, is now travelling in Mexico beyond the reach of a telegram. At the time of her death she was 94 years, 7 months and 3 days old. Her memory ran back to the beginning of the present century, and she had a vivid recollection of the war with England in 1812, and other events which we consider almost ancient. For forty years she was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. After the death of her husband she united with the Congregational church, and continued to be a member of that church until her death. This mother who has gone from among us was a woman of the truest nobility of character, whose purity, justness and uprightness of life has left its impress on all who ever came in contact with her. Although of a retiring nature, loving the quiet of home, her active sympathies went out to all who were in distress or sorrow. Her spirit joined that of her beloved husband, on Wednesday, February 19, 1896. Her pastor, Rev. Whitlock, of Fellowship Congregational church, held a funeral service at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Brown, in Indianapolis. After which she was taken to Cambridge City, where a short service was held at the home of her grand-daughter, Mrs. M. L. Bowmaster, and the dear mother was laid to rest beside her husband, in Riverside cemetery.
"Sarah Port…," Cambridge City Tribune (Cambridge City, Indiana), 27 February 1896, p. 7, col. 4.
William Port (1794 - 1866)*
Margaret Port (1826 - 1829)*
Elvira Port Enyeart (1834 - 1852)*
Mary Jane Port Enyeart (1837 - 1869)*
Armanella Port Brown (1839 - 1913)*
Silas W. Port (1844 - 1872)*
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Record added: Jul 16, 2010
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