Sarah Matthews

Female 1828 - 1911


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  • Name  Sarah Matthews 
    Born  22 Sep 1828  Daleville, Dale, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Died  May 1911  , Polk, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Bold Springs Cemetery, Livingston, Polk, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Name of this parent came from Findagrave entry for her son, William Henderson Oates.
    Person ID  I792  Kouns Family
    Last Modified  29 May 2009 

  • Sources 
    1. [S50] Census, 1880 Precinct 5, Polk, Texas, 10 Jun 1880.
      Census shows her to be 53, born in Alabama. Father born in North Carolina, Mother born in South Carolina. She is shown to be divorced.

    2. [S51] Cemetery Record or Gravestone, Findagrave Memorial #28975525.
      Entry by Daniel Bode shows birth and death dates and locations and these notes:
      Sarah was the daughter of Moses Ezekiel Matthews, Jr. and Mary Ann "Polly" Truett Matthews.
      Sarah married Robert Franklin Oates on April 27, 1848, in Daleville, Alabama. They lived in Henry County, Alabama, until 1872 when the moved to Texas. Robert and Sarah settled in Polk County, Texas, in 1873. They were the parents of 14 children: six sons and eight daughters. All the children lived to maturity except one son who died at about two years of age. All the children were born in Henry County, Alabama, except the youngest daughter who was born in Polk Co., Tx.