Sarah A. "Sally" Hoffman was a daughter of John "Laughing John" Hoffman 1777–1830 and Elizabeth Rhyne 1778–1826. She had an older brother, Jacob Hoffman 1808–1869 who married Sarah Catherine Sides and sister, Elizabeth Hoffman 1809–1879, who married,
On June 10, 1838 Sarah became the bride of Daniel Rhyne. From this union, Sally gave birth to the following known children: Evaline Rhyne 1839–1880, she married Lum Self; Nancy Rhyne 1842,she married Boyd Haughton Penney, Martha Rhyne 1843– 1861, she never married; Susan Rhyne 1847–1873, she married Charles Course and Frank Davis; Lucinda A Rhyne 1849–1939, she married William Course; EVELYN MARIE RHYNE 1850–1871, she married James Monroe Self; Luella Caroline Rhyne 1850–1929, she married William Jasper "Cam" Sandlin; Ellen Rhyne 1851; Harriet Rhyne 1857, she married Eli Clifton, Ancil Clifton and Alonzo Carr; and George Rhyne 1859.
The 1850 census proved that Sarah and Daniel were living in Brazeau, Perry Co., Missouri. Daniel occupation was that he was a Merchant and had $300.00 in Real Estate. The oldest three children were in school,little Susan was a toddler and Lucinda was one year old.
In 1860, Sarah and Daniel had moved to rural Perryville, Perry Co., Missouri and had changed his occupation to a
Farmer. They appeared to be doing very well. They reported that they had Real Estate valued at $4000.00 and personal assets of $3000.00. There was now 8 children in the home ranging from 20 yeas old to 1.
About a year later, on September 9, 1861 was a very sad day for Sally and her children. Death had claimed her dear Daniel. No documents have been found to reveal the cause of his death. Sally selected a burial plot for him in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Crosstown, Perry County, Missouri where he was laid to rest.
Apparently the next few week was very busy ones for Sally as Daniel had not left a will, and his property went to probate intestate on September 15, 1861.
In 1867 it became the sad duty for Sally's children to to prepare for the burial of their dear mother, Sarah Hoffman Rhyne
Sally was laid to rest with her beloved Daniel, where they "Rest in Peace" (research and bio by Audrey, DeCamp Hoffman)