Friday, October 17, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 42: Sarah (Feather) Carringer (1804-1848)

Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" in her blog post Challenge: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  Here is my ancestor biography for week #42:

Sarah (Feather) Carringer (1804-1848) is #49 on my Ahnentafel list, my third great-grandmother.  She married in about 1825 to #48 Henry Carringer (1800-1879).

I am descended through:

*  their son, #24, David Jackson Carringer (1828-1902), who married Rebecca Spangler (1831-1901) in 1851.

*  their son, #12 Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946), who married #13 Abbie Ardell "Della" Smith (1862-1944) in 1887.
*  their son, #6 Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976), married Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977) in 1918. 
* their daughter, #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002), who married Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) in 1942.
*  their son, #1 Randall J. Seaver (1943-....)


1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Name:                       Sarah Feather [1]
*  Alternate Name:     Sarah Carringer [1, 2]
*  Sex:                          Female   

*  Father:                      Cornelius Feather (1777-1853) [1]   
*  Mother:                    unknown unknown (ca 1785- ca 1830)   
2)  INDIVIDUAL FACTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

*  Birth:                      7 June 1804, Warren, Trumbull, Ohio, United States [2]
*  Death:                     9 April 1848 (age 43), Perry, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States [2]
*  Burial:                    after 9 April 1848 (after age 43), Perry, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States [2]

3)  SPOUSES AND CHILDREN (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

*  Spouse 1:               Henry Carringer (1800-1879) [2]
*  Marriage:               before 1825 (before about age 21), Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States[1]

*  Child 1:                  Eliza Carringer (1827-1914)   
*  Child 2:                  David Jackson "D.J." Carringer (1828-1902)   
*  Child 3:                  George Carringer (1832-1880)   
*  Child 4:                  Cornelius A. Carringer (1834-1916)   
*  Child 5:                  Mary Carringer (1835-1908)   
*  Child 6:                  Sarah Carringer (1837-    )   
*  Child 7:                  Henry Carringer (1839-1864)   
*  Child 8:                  Louisa M. Carringer (1842-    )   
*  Child 9:                  Matilda Spangler Carringer (1845-1911)   
*  Child 10:                Harvey Carringer (1848-1870)   
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):   

Sarah (Feather) Carringer was born 7 June 1804 to Cornelius Feather and his unknown wife, probably in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio.  The birth date was provided by the Kelso Cemetery records.[2]  

There is no marriage record available for Henry Carringer and Sarah Feather.  There first child was born in June 1827, so an estimated marriage date of "about 1825" seems appropriate.  Henry would have been age 25 in 1825, and Sarah would have been age 21.

Between 1827 and 1848, Sarah gave birth to ten children, and all of them lived to adulthood, although two died as young men.

Sarah (Feather) Carringer died on 9 April 1848, and is buried in Kelso Cemetery, Perry township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.[2]   The record says:

"Sarah Carringer, June 7, 1804- Apr 9, 1848, in the 44th y of her age"

This is in a short list of "Additional names from the state library at Harrisburg, Copier unknown" in the Mercer County Gravestone Inscriptions books for Kelso Cemetery.   Apparently, these persons are buried in Kelso Cemetery in Hadley.

The writ of partition in the estate records of Cornelius Feather in Mercer County filed in 1855 identifies Sarah as the wife of Henry Carringer.  A portion of the writ says:[1]

"...that your petitioner's said father Cornelius Feather lately died intestate leaving him surviving a widow since Dec^d and Issue, your petitioner and George Feather, and also the Issue of two Daughters of said Cornelius Feather towit, Cornelius A., and Ester Ann Milner, children of Mary Milner who was formerly Mary Feather, and said Ester Ann Milner being a miner and having no Guardian; and Eliza, David J., George W., Cornelius A., and Mary Carringer and Sarah, Henry, Loisa M., Matilda S. and Harvy M Carringer, all children of Sarah Carringer intermarried with Henry Carringer who was formerly Sarah Feather, of whom Sarah, Henry, Loiza, Matilda and Harvy are miners and have no Guardian chosen. "

The children of Sarah (Feather) Carringer received $89.95 to divide between them from the estate of their maternal grandfather.

5)  SOURCES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

1. "Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994," digital images, FamilySearch (, Mercer County, "Mercer County Orphans Court Docket, 1850-1858," Volumes D-E, "Petition for writ of partition" entry for Cornelius Feather, 20 August 1855, Volume E, Pages 148-150 (images 408/409 of 684); citing original records on FHL microfilm US/CAN 878,977.

2. Loretta Barker DeSantis, Sally Glaser Dufford, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, Cemetery Inscriptions, 16 Volumes  (n. p. : Mercer County [Pa.] Genealogy Society, n.d.), Volume 8. page 47, Sarah Carringer (1804-1848) entry.


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