Sarah Graham1,2,3

ID# 15443, (abt 1780 - )

Key Events:

Birth: about 1780, Nelson Co., Kentucky4,5
Marriage: Griffin Long, 27 Aug 1801, Nelson Co., Kentucky1,6,7

Spouse:Griffin Long ( - between Mar 1817 and Apr 1817)
     Children:

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Narrative:

     Sarah Graham was born about 1780 in Nelson Co., Kentucky.4,5
     Sarah married Griffin Long on 27 Aug 1801 in Nelson Co., Kentucky.1,6,7 She was probably the female age 16 to 26 listed in the household of her husband, Griffin Long, in the 1810 Federal Census of Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.8
     She was named an heir in the will of her husband, Griffin Long, dated 9 Mar 1817, in which she was to retain possession of his plantation as long as she remained single and raises the children there.9
     There was a Sarah Doom enumerated in the 1820 census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky, that appears to have been Sarah (Graham) Long. By some reports her father, or more likely stepfather, was named Doom. The household configuration generally fits, and no other record of Sarah Long in that census has been found. The household consisted of one white male under age 10 (unknown), three white females under age 10 (probably daughters Louisa, Malvilla and another), two age 10 to 16 (probably Eliza and Maria), one age 26 to 45 (herself.)10
     Sarah appeared on the 1830 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky, with a household consisting of one male under age 5 (unknown), one female age 15 to 20 (daughter Louisa), and one age 40 to 50 (herself.)11
     Sarah appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky, with a household consisting of one male age 15 to 20 and one age 20 to 30 (unknown), and one female age 50 to 60 (herself). One member of the household was employed in the "learned professions and engineers." Was Sarah a teacher? Her daughter Louisa apparently lived nearby, as her household is listed as the preceding one on the record.12
     On 26 Oct 1836 she sold to Caleb Clark Cobb for $100 her right of dower to 400 ac. on Spring Creek and the waters of Livingston Creek, where she was then living.13
     Sarah appeared with her daughter Louisa on the 1850 Federal Census of District No. 1, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, in the household of Caleb Clark Cobb, Louisa's future husband.14
     Sarah moved to Illinois, where her daughters Eliza and Malvilla and their families were living, after 1856.15 She appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Elizabeth Twp., Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, in the household of John B. Ball and Eliza Y. Long, her daughter and her husband.16

Citations

  1. [S2835] Griffin Long and Sarah Graham, marriage bond.
  2. [S892] "Kentucky Marriages to 1850," Ancestry.com, record for Griffin Long and Sarah Graham.
  3. [S1975] Caldwell Co. Deeds, H:284, Sally Long to same dated 26 Oct 1836, signed with a mark, with name written as Sarah Long.
  4. [S1829] Clark C. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows age 70, county, and state.
  5. [S2488] John Ball household, 1860 U.S. Census, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, shows age 81 and state.
  6. [S892] "Kentucky Marriages to 1850," Ancestry.com, record for Griffin Long and Sarah Graham, shows date, county, and state.
  7. [S1975] Caldwell Co. Deeds, H:284, Sally Long to same dated 26 Oct 1836, shows her as selling her right of dower as relic of Griffin Long.
  8. [S2825] Griffin Long household, 1810 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  9. [S875] Caldwell Co. Wills,, A:295-6, Griffin Long, 1918.
  10. [S3157] Sarah Doom household, 1820 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  11. [S1784] Sarah Long household, 1830 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  12. [S1794] Sarah Long household, 1840 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  13. [S1975] Caldwell Co. Deeds, H:350-1, Isaac Mills & wife Maria to Caleb C. Cobb dated 15 Jul 1836; H:284, Sally Long to same dated 26 Oct 1836; and H:284-5, Louisa Long to same dated 26 Oct 1836.
  14. [S1829] Clark C. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  15. [S3152] Lyon Co. Deeds, A:451, Louisa B. Cobb, to Sarah Long, 11 Aug 1857, shows both as "of" Crittenden Co.
  16. [S2488] John Ball household, 1860 U.S. Census, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois.
  17. [S875] Caldwell Co. Wills,, A:295-6, Griffin Long, 1918, names a son Philip G. Long.
  18. [S2488] John Ball household, 1860 U.S. Census, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, shows Eliza as apparently John's wife, and Sarah as his mother-in-law.
  19. [S2488] John Ball household, 1860 U.S. Census, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, shows Sarah as mother-in-law of Eliza's husband.
  20. [S1975] Caldwell Co. Deeds, O:143-4, John Ball & wife Eliza and William Snow & wife Malvilla to Thomas Long, 17 Apr 1849, shows them as heirs of Griffing Long, decst.
  21. [S1829] Clark C. Cobb household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows Sarah in same household as Louisa, suggesting that Sarah is Louisa's mother.
  22. [S1975] Caldwell Co. Deeds, H:284, Sally Long to Caleb C. Cobb dated 26 Oct 1836, shows she is widow of Griffin Long; and H:284-5, Louisa Long to same dated 26 Oct 1836, shows she is one of the legatees of Griffin's estate.
  23. [S1975] Caldwell Co. Deeds, H:350-1, Isaac Mills & wife Maria to Caleb C. Cobb dated 15 Jul 1836, shows them as one of the legatees of Griffin Long, desc'd.
  24. [S1975] Caldwell Co. Deeds, O:143-4, John Ball & wife Eliza and William Snow & wife Malvilla to Thomas Long, 17 Apr 1849.