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 Sarah <I>Disbrow</I> Anderson

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Sarah Disbrow Anderson

  • Birth 25 Jan 1781 Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 24 Jan 1858 Clay County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Kearney, Clay County, Missouri, USA
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  • Memorial ID 17447611

Sarah Disbrow was born in 1781 to Elias and Susannah (Green) Disbrow in Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Sarah's parents were not pioneers, having spent their entire lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut (towns of Westport and Fairfield, per census records, which are 7 miles apart). However, Sarah (or her husband) would have other plans.

Sarah's father Elias, was in Thomas Nash's company of Coast Guards during the Revolutionary War. He was first married to Olive Gray (1748-July 1778), and had 4 children, Six months after her death, he married Susannah Green in January 1779. Sarah was the first born of seven more children.

Sarah Disbrow married George Anderson in 1804 (location unknown), probably in Fairfield County, Connecticut. They immediately moved to Mason County, Kentucky, a beautiful village in Northern Kentucky on the Ohio River bordering Ohio, Mason County was actually pretty well settled by this early date - population in 1790 was 2,729, population in 1800 and 1810 was about 12,000, population in 2010 was 17,099.

Sarah and George did not pick this community at random. Amazingly, George's parents, Ely and Achsah Anderson, had been living in Mason County for eight years at the time of their son's marriage, having moved from Trenton, New Jersey in 1796. Their farm was four miles east of Mays Lick. George's family and his father's family are listed, one after the other, in the 1810 census in Mason County, Kentucky.

Sarah and her husband had at least 10 children, all born in Mason County, Kentucky. Her husband died in 1832 and Sarah did not remarry.

Sometime between her husband"s death and 1840, she migrated with her children to Clay County, Missouri (Achsah, Joseph, Elias, and Isabel, at least). In 1840, she was living with a male 20-29 years old (almost certainly son Joseph, who was not married) and son Henry. In 1850, she was living with son Elias and his wife and children, and was probably living with them at her death in 1858.

Sarah Disbrow Anderson is buried at Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Kearney, Clay County, Missouri.

Children of Sarah and George Anderson:

Elizabeth D. Anderson ((1805-1880)
Horace Philip Anderson (1809-1879)
Achsah Anderson Chanslor (1811-1886)
Joseph Disbrow Anderson ((1813-1858)
George Washington Anderson (1814-1830)
Elias Anderson (1817-1907)
Green Berry Anderson (1819-1887)
Isabel Y. Anderson Lynn (1819-1905)
Charity Anderson (1822-1830)
Henry Anderson (1823-1846)

Family Members



SARAH, wife of GEORGE ANDERSON. DIED Jan. 24, 1858, Aged 76 y'rs 11 mo's 29 d's.





  • Maintained by: Bruce Wolcott
  • Originally Created by: Deb
  • Added: 15 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17447611
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Disbrow Anderson (25 Jan 1781–24 Jan 1858), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17447611, citing Mount Gilead Cemetery, Kearney, Clay County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Bruce Wolcott (contributor 47332379) .