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 Sarah Jane <I>Densmore</I> Jessup

Sarah Jane Densmore Jessup

Crescent, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA
Death 7 Apr 1912 (aged 50)
California, USA
Burial San Miguel, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
Plot Densmore Plot
Memorial ID 161000443 · View Source
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For information on Sarah Jane's forbears, please see her mother's bio.

For information on her descendants, please see her husband's bio.

At the time Jane met her future husband, Harry Jessup, she and her mother had a dressmaking shop in Old Tucson (Arizona). She made the dress that can be seen in the photo to the right. That was the dress that she was married in.

Jane married Harry Clifford Garwood Jessup in 1883 while they both were living in Arizona. Their children were as follows:

1. Claribel Maud Jessup Renoud. Born December 12, 1883 or 1884.
2. Lucy Amy Jessup Curtis. Born February 4, 1887.
3. Edgar Briggs Jessup. Born March 29, 1889.

In 1885, Jane and her husband left Tubac, Arizona because of Indian trouble. Geronimo was on the warpath that year. Jane's family arrived in the San Miguel area in 1886 -- and were among the area's early homesteaders. Their homesteads were in Indian Valley -- over the county line (in Monterey County) to the north of San Miguel.

When she was middle-aged, Jane began suffering from kidney disease. After several years, she died from that condition in 1912 at the age of 50.

For more information, contact John Curtis. Email:

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  • Created by: John D. Curtis
  • Added: 13 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161000443
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Jane Densmore Jessup (11 Jul 1861–7 Apr 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161000443, citing San Miguel District Cemetery, San Miguel, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA ; Maintained by John D. Curtis (contributor 48085327) .