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Sarah Grace BARNABY

Female 1832 - 1904  (72 years)


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  • Name Sarah Grace BARNABY 
    Born 10 Apr 1832  Trowbridge,Witshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Jul 1904  North Ogden,Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Sarah was eight years old when her father died leaving ehr mother with four children to raise. Sarah attended a trade school where she learned the art of millinery and dress making. It was here she came to the attention of Edmund Ellis.

      She became the maid-in-waiting gor Queen Victoria and had full charge of the queen's children. After the death of Edmund's first wife, he remebered Sarah and asked her to becaome his wife. They were married January 16, 1854 and shortly after that, Sarah became a memeber of the Curch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

      They became anxious to gather with the Saints inZion. When there was an opportunity, they sent their two oldest children. John and Elizabeth with some converts in 1859. In 1866. Frederick was sent to help prepare the way for the rest of the family. The Perpetual Emigration Funds helped the family to cross the ocean in 1867. They went to Philadelphia and found employment until they had earned enough to purchase provisions to cross the Plains. The joined Simpson A. Molen Wagon Compny and arrived in Salt Lake City on September 2, 1868.

      In the Sprin of 1869, they moved to North Ogden and lived in a dugout until Edmund could build a two bedroon frame home in the middle of Pleasant View. Sarah became ver active in Relief Society, Primary, and Choir. She used her one room in her home for a millinery shop and sewing center. Because there were no doctors or nurses for miles around, she began to assist her neighbors in times of illness and at childbirth.

      She went wherever she was needed. As she grew older, she and her husband were stricken with a crippling form of rheumatism and had to be cared for by their children until their death.
    Person ID I30452056  Hill Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2000 

    Family Edmund ELLIS 
    Married 16 Jan 1854  Melksham,Wiltshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Ann ELLIS,   b. 3 Aug 1855, Melksham,Wilshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1936, Pleasentview,Weber County,Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Julia Amanda ELLIS,   b. 16 Apr 1857
     3. William Moroni ELLIS,   b. 5 Oct 1860
     4. Martha Jane ELLIS,   b. 1862,   d. 1862  (Age 0 years)
     5. Sarah Lillian ELLIS,   b. 21 Jul 1871
    Family ID F14613221  Group Sheet