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 Sarah <I>Flint</I> Barton

Sarah Flint Barton

Birth
Wirksworth, Derbyshire Dales District, Derbyshire, England
Death 16 Apr 1887 (aged 42)
Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Burial Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 26-5-A-5
Memorial ID 124129 · View Source
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Sarah is the daughter of Mary Spencer and John Flint Sr. of Wilksworth, Derbyshire Dales District, Derbyshire, England where her father worked as a lead miner.

His was a dirty, dangerous, hard labor job; and, after joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the family decided to immigrate to America.

They traveled aboard the sailing vessel, Ellen, which departed Liverpool Harbor 8 January 1851. Their group consisted of Sarah, then 6 years old; her grandfather, Robert, 69 and her father and mother, aged 36 and 35. The other children were: Robert, 11; Hannah 10; Lydia 4; and their infant brother, Hyrum.

After arriving at the Port of New Orleans on 14 March 1951, they journeyed on to the Great Salt Lake Valley with an unidentified company of Saints, settling at what was then called "Kay's Creek" - also Kay's Ward and finally Kaysville, Davis County.

Sarah was baptized the following year and ten years later, on Christmas day 1863, she married John Barton. He had arrived in the Valley in 1860 from England, along with his older twin brothers. His parents immigrated the summer before the marriage of Sarah and John. He was 23 and would later become the town undertaker.

Nine months and six days later, her first son was born and she would deliver three girls and two more boys in the next seventeen years. She died at 42 years old and was buried in the Kaysville, Layton Cemetery. It was widely known that she was a sweet and patient wife and mother.

Sarah was the first wife of John Barton. Less than a year after her death, he married the 32 year old widow of David Craig, Elizabeth Criddle Craig. Elizabeth owned a large home and several sections of land, which her son farmed for them.

Sarah had left behind a married son and four other minor children, her first daughter having died in infancy.

Her 2nd son was almost of church mission age and later died on an LDS mission in the east.

Her youngest son worked for and resided with his married brother; but her two small daughters, about 12 and 6 went to live at the Craig home with their father and Elizabeth.

Elizabeth had lost an infant daughter and also, less than two years earlier, a 10 year old daughter; so she welcomed the little girls and tried to be a substitute mother for them. Sarah would have been grateful that they were so lovingly cared for by Elizabeth.

This marriage did not last and the little Barton girls soon went to live with a third mother.


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  • Maintained by: history4sure
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 124129
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Flint Barton (14 May 1844–16 Apr 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 124129, citing Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by history4sure (contributor 46997739) .