Sarah Ann Richards, 18381915 (aged 77 years)

Sarah Ann Richards
Name
Sarah Ann /Richards/
Given names
Sarah Ann
Surname
Richards
Birth
January 17, 1838 39 32
Birth of a brotherJames W. Richards
May 7, 1841 (aged 3 years)
Birth of a sisterClarinda Richards
September 18, 1842 (aged 4 years)
Birth of a sisterSamantha Richards
December 28, 1845 (aged 7 years)
MarriageHenry SharpView this family
July 1, 1854 (aged 16 years)

Death of a brotherChapman Richards
March 15, 1859 (aged 21 years)

Death of a brotherJames W. Richards
September 23, 1862 (aged 24 years)

Cause: Died at the battle of Antietam in the Civil war
Death of a brotherDarius Richards
October 3, 1862 (aged 24 years)

Birth of a sonHenry O. Sharp
July 27, 1870 (aged 32 years)

Death of a husbandHenry Sharp
May 10, 1874 (aged 36 years)

MarriageEli ReunionsView this family
December 25, 1879 (aged 41 years)

Death of a sisterMaria Richards
December 31, 1887 (aged 49 years)

Death of a motherSarah Fields
March 30, 1892 (aged 54 years)

Death of a fatherAntoine Richards
April 10, 1892 (aged 54 years)
Note: Died of pneumonia
Death of a sisterLouisa Richards
May 16, 1895 (aged 57 years)

Death of a sisterAmanda M. Richards
October 29, 1895 (aged 57 years)

Death of a brotherJoseph Richards
November 21, 1901 (aged 63 years)
Burial of a fatherAntoine Richards

Address: Reed cemetery
Text:

He is buried beside Sally in Massena’s Reed Cemetery. His name on the gravestone reads “Antwine Richards” providing a clue as to how people in Massena pronounced his name.

Sometime between the mid-1970s and the late-1980s, a car smashed into Antoine and Sarah Richards’ gravestone in the Reed Cemetery. I believe that my father (William F. White) said that there was an article in the newspaper describing the accident and naming the driver of the car. Dad did his best to assemble the many pieces of the shattered stone on the surface of the gravesite, immediately behind the support which is still there. Three of his ten children (Chapman, Derius, and Clarinda) are also buried in Reed Cemetery. Their gravestones survive in decent condition. Antoine and Sarah Richards are my great great great-grandparents. (See photos on next page)

-Robert W. White

Burial of a motherSarah Fields

Address: Reed cemetery
Death
March 18, 1915 (aged 77 years)

Family with parents
father
Antoine Richards
17981892
Birth: April 3, 1798 48 39Racket River, St Lawrence Co, New York, USA
Death: April 10, 1892Massena, St Lawrence Co, New York, USA
mother
Sally Fields
18051892
Birth: January 20, 1805Canada
Death: March 30, 1892
Marriage Marriage1820Massena, St Lawrence Co, New York, USA
2 years
elder brother
18221859
Birth: February 1822 23 17Massena, St Lawrence Co, New York, USA
Death: March 15, 1859
3 years
elder sister
Maria Richards
18241887
Birth: 1824 25 18Massena, St Lawrence Co, New York, USA
Death: December 31, 1887
4 years
elder sister
10 months
elder sister
18281895
Birth: May 12, 1828 30 23Massena, St Lawrence Co, New York, USA
Death: October 29, 1895
4 years
elder brother
18321901
Birth: April 14, 1832 34 27Massena, St Lawrence Co, New York, USA
Death: November 21, 1901Barron, Barron Co, Wisconsin, USA
3 years
elder brother
18351862
Birth: August 5, 1835 37 30Massena, St Lawrence Co, New York, USA
Death: October 3, 1862
3 years
herself
Sarah Ann Richards
18381915
Birth: January 17, 1838 39 32Massena, St Lawrence Co, New York, USA
Death: March 18, 1915
3 years
younger brother
18411862
Birth: May 7, 1841 43 36Massena, St Lawrence Co, New York, USA
Death: September 23, 1862
17 months
younger sister
Clarinda Richards
18421920
Birth: September 18, 1842 44 37Massena, St Lawrence Co, New York, USA
Death: May 30, 1920
3 years
younger sister
Samantha Richards
18451928
Birth: December 28, 1845 47 40Massena, St Lawrence Co, New York, USA
Death: February 18, 1928Hermon, St Lawrence Co, New York, USA
Family with Henry Sharp
husband
18311874
Birth: 1831
Death: May 10, 1874
herself
Sarah Ann Richards
18381915
Birth: January 17, 1838 39 32Massena, St Lawrence Co, New York, USA
Death: March 18, 1915
Marriage MarriageJuly 1, 1854
16 years
son
Family with Eli Reunions
husband
herself
Sarah Ann Richards
18381915
Birth: January 17, 1838 39 32Massena, St Lawrence Co, New York, USA
Death: March 18, 1915
Marriage MarriageDecember 25, 1879
NameWilliam F and Bob White
Note

Sarah Ann was born in Massena on 17 Jan 1838. In January of 1913 there was a celebration of her 75th birthday. In the 1850 census, she lived with her parents in Massena and HAD attended school within the past year. On July 1, 1854 she married Henry Sharp (also Sharpe) who was about 7 years older than she. They had 8 children together between 1856 and 1874 - the year that Henry died.

On 29 Sept 1875, she filed a declaration for a widow's pension. She married Eli Runions on Christmas Day of 1879. She had had a daughter Nellie (father unknown) who was one of 5 children (at age 1) living with her in the 1880 census (but is listed as Sarah Sharp, widow? Maybe she married Runions on December 1880??? despite what it says in the obit.)

A newspaper article in January of 1913 lists her and Eli living on Beach Street Massena. She died in that home on March 18, 1915. She is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Eli Runions died on 13 Aug 1926. In 1927, five of her next of kin were given a citation to appear to help settle an estate.

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