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 Sarah Ann <I>Ashcraft</I> Campbell

Sarah Ann Ashcraft Campbell

Birth
Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA
Death 5 Mar 1868 (aged 33–34)
Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Section K
Memorial ID 91849391 · View Source
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Sarah was born in Franklin Twp. (in or near Glassboro), Gloucester Co., NJ, the daughter of William B. and Louisa (Ledden) Ashcraft. Census records indicate that she was born about 1832, though her birth year is given as 1834 on the monument. Her parents moved to the Southwark Ward of Philadelphia, PA, by 1840, where her father was a tavern keeper. She married David M. Campbell on 2 June 1851 in Philadelphia.

Sarah died from suffocation after taking medication prescribed for a goiter. She left behind five young children and her husband, who never remarried. She was buried first in Mercer Cemetery, Trenton. In 1907, her (and her mother's) remains were relocated to her husband's plot in Riverview Cemetery following his death.

According to family tradition, an oil portrait of Sarah was rolled up and put in the casket of a daughter-in-law (d. 1938), who never knew her but had left instructions for this to be done as an act of spite toward the Campbell family.


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Gravesite Details Heartfelt thanks to Judy Ryan for creating this memorial and the photo.

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  • Maintained by: Joseph R. Klett
  • Originally Created by: Judy Ryan
  • Added: 13 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91849391
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Ann Ashcraft Campbell (1834–5 Mar 1868), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91849391, citing Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Joseph R. Klett (contributor 47554493) .