|Birth: ||Jul. 11, 1769|
|Death: ||Apr. 5, 1821|
Sabrah (Saborah) was the second daughter of Elizabeth Hale and Captain Francis Whitmore.
At the time her parents settled in what is now Vermont, it was called "The Grants" and was just west of the Connecticut River from New Hampshire. Town records of Old Marlborough Township, Windham County (now Marlboro) show that Sabrah was "the first female and the second child born in the township".
The New York Census of 1771 recorded only fifty persons living in the township's thirty six square miles. Her father was chosen as the Captain of the first military company organized in the township and was their delegate to their first Continental Congress in 1877 wherein they decided upon the independence of the state they had decided to name Vermont.
In 1787 Sabrah married (1) Job Sr. Adams (twin to Bildad), son of Elizabeth Fowler and Lieutenant Joel Adams. Job Jr. was born that year and by 30 March 1790, another son, George was born.
Spring of 1790, they moved to Wildersburg Township, Orange County, Vermont. This remote settlement, with only five families living here in 1788, would later become the town of Barre, Washington County, Vermont.
Job and Sabrah's third son, Elias, was born 18 February 1792. Family tradition records that Sabrah returned to her mother's home at Marlboro for this delivery, as Elizabeth was an experienced mid wife, delivering two thousand babies in her career and reportedly "never losing one".
By 1794, the wilderness or other events had taken its toll on their marriage and in December, Sabrah returned to Marlboro and filed for divorce from Job in the Randolph District Court at Chelsea, Vermont.
She married (2) a widower, Joseph Dunklee (Dunkley) about 1798. She moved to his home in Brattleboro, seven miles east of Marlboro, but had no more children.
Her last son, Elias, would come west and was the beginning of my family in Utah, as the father of my great, great grandfather, George Washington Adams of Kaysville, Davis, Utah.
~~Continuing my DAR Line, Job, 1765~~
Francis Whitmore (1727 - 1790)
Elizabeth Hale Whitmore (1729 - 1814)
Job Adams (1765 - 1804)
Joseph Dunklee (1753 - 1837)
Job Adams (1787 - 1861)*
George Adams (1790 - 1849)*
Elias Adams (1792 - 1886)*
Philena Whitmore Barrett (1755 - 1817)*
Sabrah Whitmore Dunklee (1769 - 1821)
In memory of Mrs.
wife of Mr. Joseph
Dunklee, who died
April 5, 182l, in the 52
year of her age
Note: Marker is worn. Legible rubbing is in possession of family. Interestingly, her stone matches that of her first husband, Job Sr. Adams, buried at Wilson Cemetery, Barre, Washington, Vermont.
Meeting House Hill Cemetery
Created by: history4sure
Record added: May 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37348880