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 Sarah B. <I>Howard</I> Smith

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Sarah B. Howard Smith

Birth
Vermont, USA
Death 16 Oct 1884 (aged 84–85)
Wells Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Plot described as just beyond the Langdon plot
Memorial ID 66153880 View Source
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Wife of the Dr. Nathaniel Smith. Sarah was his second wife, and she was the step-mother of the children born to his first wife.

In 1844, Mrs. Smith found in her barn in South Creek, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, four runaway slaves who had walked 300 miles in their escape of slavery. For one week, Mrs. Smith brought them food morning and evening as they recovered from their journey. One of those runaway slaves was John W. Jones.

Fresh flowers appeared on Mrs. Smith's grave regularly until John Jones died.


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  • Maintained by: J.Sullivan
  • Originally Created by: AMB
  • Added: 26 Feb 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 66153880
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/66153880/sarah-b.-smith : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah B. Howard Smith (1799–16 Oct 1884), Find a Grave Memorial ID 66153880, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA ; Maintained by J.Sullivan (contributor 46827102) .