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Sarah C. STEARNS

Female 1826 - 1907  (81 years)


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  • Name Sarah C. STEARNS 
    Born 4 Apr 1826  Grainger County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 May 1907  Indianapolis, Marion County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Van Wagenen, Avis Stearns, Genealogy and Memoirs of Charles and Nathaniel Stearns and Their Descendants, Vol. 2, Syracuse, NY: Courier Printing Co., 1901, pp. 423-425:

      SARAH C. STEARNS, b., 1826, dau. of William and Jane (Crockett) Steams, of Tennessee; md. John S. Ewing, nephew of Senator Thomas Ewing, of Lancaster, O. John S. Ewing was educated at West Point; served in the Civil War and was wounded at the battle of Chickamauga; d., 1881; two daughters.

      [i] May J. Ewing, b. at Oxford Co. [?], O.; md. Mr. Thompson, of Crawford [?], Ind.

      [ii] Louna [?] M. Ewing, b. in Ohio; md. Mr. Doherty, of Joplin, Mo.

      (2) A household headed by Sarah EWING is listed in the 1900 census of Center Township, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN.

      Sarah is listed in the 1900 census as a person who was born in April 1826 and was then 74 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in TN, and both of her parents were born in VA. According to the 1900 census, she was a widow who had theretofore given birth to 3 children, 1 of whom was then living.

      Listed with Sarah is her daughter, Laura DOHERTY, a canvasser who was born in December 1851 and was then 48 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in OH, her father was born in PA, and her mother was born in TN. According to the 1900 census, she was a widow who had theretofore given birth to 2 children, both of whom were then living.

      Also listed with Sarah is her grandson, John DOHERTY, a grocery clerk who was born in December 1875 and was then 24 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in IN, and his mother was born in OH.

      (3) Transcript of Death Certificate of Sarah C. EWING:

      Indiana State Board of Health.

      CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.

      PLACE OF DEATH

      County of: Marion
      Township of: Center
      City of Indianapolis, 808½ Massachusetts Ave.

      FULL NAME: Sarah C. EWING

      PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS.

      SEX: Female
      COLOR: White
      DATE OF BIRTH: April 4, 1826
      AGE: 81 YEARS, 1 month, 10 days
      SINGLE, MARRIED, WIDOWED, OR DIVORCED: Widow
      NAME OF HUSBAND OR WIFE: John S. Ewing
      BIRTHPLACE: Gra[i]nger Co., Tennessee
      NAME OF FATHER: William Stearns
      BIRTHPLACE OF FATHER: U.S.
      MAIDEN NAME OF MOTHER: Jane S. Crockett
      BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER: Witt [sic] Co., Virginia
      OCCUPATION: Solicitor

      THE ABOVE STATED PERSONAL PARTICULARS ARE TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF.

      Informant: John E. Doherty
      Address: 808½ Mass. Ave.

      MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH.

      DATE OF DEATH: May 14, 1907

      I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from Apr. 15, 1907 to May 14, 1907; that I last saw her alive on Apr. 30, 1907; and that death occurred on the date stated above, at 4:00 A.M. The IMMEDIATE CAUSE OF DEATH was as follows: Cardiac Failure; Contributory: Senility.

      (Signed) [?].S. Rissler, M.D.
      May 15, 1907
      Address: City [?]

      PLACE OF BURIAL OR REMOVAL: Crawfordsville, Ind.
      DATE OF BURIAL: May 16, 1907
      UNDERTAKER: F. A. Blanchard
      ADDRESS: 150 N. Del. St.

      [Note by compiler: The decedent's death certificate is included in Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. However, the transcript of that document included in that database contains some significant errors.]
    Person ID I41669  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 

    Father William STEARNS,   b. 15 Nov 1793, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1858, Union County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jane CROCKETT,   b. Abt 1795, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 24 Jul 1860  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1819  Sullivan County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F15080  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John S. EWING,   b. Abt 1817, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1881, Montgomery County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Children 
     1. Laura M. EWING,   b. Dec 1851, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. May J. EWING,   b. Abt 1849, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 11:01:14 
    Family ID F17904  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) According to Starnes, H. Gerald & Starnes, Herman, Of Them That Left a Name Behind - A History of the Starnes Family, Baltimore, MD, Gateway Press, 1983, p. 214, in about 1819, William Starnes/Stearns "married Jane Crockett, a sister of the legendary Davey Crockett, in Sullivan County, Tennessee," and their "marriage record was destroyed when the Blountville, Tennessee Courthouse burned during a Civil War action there on September 22, 1863".