Sarah Ogden

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Sarah Ogden

  • Birth 1724 New Jersey, USA
  • Death 9 Apr 1735 Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot Near east wall of church
  • Memorial ID 6770824

The 11-year-old daughter of Swain and Mary (nee Ackerman) Ogden, little Sarah was baptized at the Dutch Reformed Church in Belleville, NJ. She shares her grave and gravestone with her siblings Mary (age 9) and John (age 6). The trio died within days of each other in April 1735, victims of a "fearful pestilence", thought to be diptheria, which claimed the lives of many children in the New England and Mid-Atlantic colonies that damp and chilly spring. Their sandstone stele bears a grim soul effigy of the "winged death's head" type and the inscription "Memento mori".


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"Mary Dec'd April ye 7 Aged 9 Years
Sarah Dec'd April ye 9 Aged 11 Years
John Dec'd April ye 13 Aged 6 years
1735 Ye Children of
Swain and Mary Ogden
Memento Mori"


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  • Created by: Nikita Barlow
  • Added: 11 Sep 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6770824
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Ogden (1724–9 Apr 1735), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6770824, citing First Presbyterian Churchyard, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Nikita Barlow (contributor 46508077) .