Sarah Story Briscoe1,2,3

ID# 1524, (1787 - 1843)
FatherHanson Briscoe4,5 (abt 1749 - 12 Sep 1817)
MotherMary Nappler Jordan4,5

Key Events:

Birth: 17 Aug 1787, St. Mary's Co., Maryland6,7,8
Marriage: Edward Otho Cresap, 28 Sep 1807, Allegany Co., Maryland9,6,7
Marriage: John Cobb, 1 Aug 1820, Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky10,11,12
Death: 30 Nov 1843, Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky13,7,14
Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky15

Spouse:Edward Otho Cresap (24 Nov 1782 - 2 Jan 1817)
     Children:

Spouse:John Cobb (6 Apr 1786 - about 1834)
     Children:

ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Sarah Story Briscoe was born on 17 Aug 1787 in St. Mary's Co., Maryland.6,7,8
     Sarah married first Edward Otho Cresap on 28 Sep 1807 in Allegany Co., Maryland.9,6,7
     She was probably one of the two females age 16 to 26 listed in the household of her husband Edward in the 1810 Federal Census of 5th District West of Evits Creek, Allegany Co., Maryland.16
     Sarah and Edward moved their family to Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, about 1815. They traveled on a group of three flatboats, down the Ohio River and than up the Cumberland River to reach their destination.17,18
     Her husband died on 2 Jan 1817 in Caldwell Co., Kentucky.6,19,20
     Sarah married second John Cobb, son of Elkanah Cobb and Mary Willard, on 1 Aug 1820 in Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.10,11,12
     She was probably the female age 26 to 45 listed in the household of her husband John in the 1820 Federal Census of Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.21 On 28 Aug 1820 John was appointed guardian of her minor children by her first marriage, Roger, Caroline, John, Hanson and Elizabeth.22
     Sarah was probably the female age 30 to 40 listed in the household of her husband John in the 1830 Federal Census of Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, though she was actually 43.23
     John apparently died about 1834.24
     Sarah purchased lot No. 68 in Eddyville, at the corner of Main and 3rd. Streets, in two transactions of $150 each, both dated 20 Aug 1842. She bought the north half, containing a frame tenament, from Wilson Marton and his wife Mary Ann. She bought the south half, containing a house, from John W. Peck.25 In the 1843 tax lists, Sarah reported owning the lot, valuing it at $150, and one slave valued at $500.26
     She seems to have been quite a character – she is described in the family's oral history as "aristocratic but autocratic, smoking thin cigars and drinking a pint of bourbon."27
     Sarah died on 30 Nov 1843 in Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, at age 56.13,7,14 She was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.15

Citations

  1. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 300, shows name as Sarah Story Briscoe.
  2. [S2000] Hanson Briscoe Cresap grave marker, Eddyville Cemetery, shows name as Sarah Story Briscoe.
  3. [S2002] Smith, transcript of family pages from Sarah (Briscoe) Cresap Bible, shows name as Sally S Briscoe.
  4. [S2387] Notice re: Frederick Gebhart vs. Sarah Cobb and others, Pheonix Civilian, 8 Dec 1835, names Sarah Cobb, living in Kentucky, as the first in a list of the children and grandchildren of Hanson Briscoe.
  5. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998.
  6. [S2002] Smith, transcript of family pages from Sarah (Briscoe) Cresap Bible, shows date.
  7. [S2000] Hanson Briscoe Cresap grave marker, Eddyville Cemetery, shows date.
  8. [S575] Matthiesen, Diana's Genealogy Home Page, citing LDS Ancestral file and e-mail from Woody Woodward, shows months and year, county, and state.
  9. [S2265] "Maryland Marriages, 1667-1899," Ancestry.com, record for Sally Briscoe and Edward O. Cresap, shows date, county, and state.
  10. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998, shows year, town, county, and state.
  11. [S3003] "Caldwell County, Kentucky Marriage Records, 1809-28," Ancestry.com, record for John Cobb and Sally S. Cresap, shows date.
  12. [S2002] Smith, transcript of family pages from Sarah (Briscoe) Cresap Bible, in a different hand, shows her as widow of E. O. Cresap and afterward married to Jno. Cobb.
  13. [S2002] Smith, transcript of family pages from Sarah (Briscoe) Cresap Bible, in a different hand, shows date.
  14. [S575] Matthiesen, Diana's Genealogy Home Page, citing LDS Ancestral file and e-mail from Woody Woodward, shows year, town, county, as Caldwell [now Lyon], and state.
  15. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #6656740, Sara Story Briscoe Cresap, record for.
  16. [S582] Edwd. O. Cresap household, 1810 U.S. Census, Allegany Co., Maryland.
  17. [S1931] Haun, "Terry Caroline Hanson Mims," e-mail to author, 24 Jul 2008, citing oral history from his great grandmother and grandfather recounting stories told by Sarah, described flatboat trip to Eddybille, and year.
  18. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 300, shows "He went to Ky at an early date, and died soon after."
  19. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 300, shows date, county, and state.
  20. [S2094] Edward Otho Cresap grave marker, Eddyville Cemetery, shows date.
  21. [S1791] John Cobb household, 1820 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  22. [S1971] Caldwell Co. Order Book, C:225, 28 Aug 1820.
  23. [S1787] John Cobb household, 1830 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  24. [S4057] Caldwell Co. tax lists,, 1833, pg 10; 1834 book missing; not found in later books; 1833 showed no property that would have appeared in an executor's listing.
  25. [S1975] Caldwell Co. Deeds, K:497-8, John W Peek & wife to S S Cobb, 20 Aug 1842; and K 572, Wilson Marton & wife to Saray S Cobb, 15 Nov 1842.
  26. [S4057] Caldwell Co. tax lists,, 1843, pg 48.
  27. [S1931] Haun, "Terry Caroline Hanson Mims," e-mail to author, 24 Jul 2008, citing oral history from his great grandmother and grandfather.
  28. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 300.
  29. [S2000] Hanson Briscoe Cresap grave marker, Eddyville Cemetery.
  30. [S575] Matthiesen, Diana's Genealogy Home Page.
  31. [S4098] Willoughby, "Smith Family of Between the Rivers, KY" family tree, Ancestry.com.