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(1806 - 1863)

Sarah was born in Hobkirk, Roxburghshire, Scotland 21 November 1806 and was baptized 21 January 1807. She married Peronius Whipple Church, son of Daniel Whipple and Dorothy Wheeler Church. They had one daughter, Sarah P., who was born in 1839, one year before her father's death at the age of 38. The 1860 census lists Sarah Church as age 53, born in Scotland, with a daughter Sarah P. age 21, born in New York. In the 25 July 1917 issue of the Gouveneur Free Press an article on "News of the Past; 28 July 1865" we find that Sarah P. Church was working as a telegraph operator for the U.S.Telegraph Office in Gouveneur. No other information has been found on Sarah P.

Peronius died in May 1840 at the age of 38 and Sarah died on 25 August 1863. Sarah and Peronius are buried in the Old Oxbow Cemetery.


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