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 Sarah <I>Pairson</I> Meeker

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Sarah Pairson Meeker

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 10 Jan 1737 Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 6080323

Born c.1717, Sarah Meeker died in "the 19th year of her Age". The young wife of Timothy Meeker, she was the daughter of Joseph and Hephzibah Pairson.
Her brown sandstone stele, which features a soul effigy of the winged death's head type in its tympanum, appears to be the work of a craftsman know as the "Common Jersey Carver". The epitaph's reference to the teenaged matron's "bloming youth" suggests that she had been both healthy and happy until her untimely death:

"Here lyes a bloming youth
She lived in love and died in truth"

Sadly, however, death at an early age was not unusual during the colonial era. Many women died in childbirth, and even minor injuries, if infected, could prove fatal. Sarah's survivors included her parents and her husband, a robust man who lived into his 90th year.

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  • Created by: Nikita Barlow
  • Added: 9 Jan 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6080323
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Pairson Meeker (unknown–10 Jan 1737), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6080323, citing First Presbyterian Churchyard, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Nikita Barlow (contributor 46508077) .