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Sarah Ann Adams

Female
b. 12 May 1820, d. 22 November 1900


Father William Adams1 b. circa 1775, d. 1827
Mother Sarah "Sally" Bennet1 b. before 1880, d. between 1819 and 1827
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Family George W. Shirer b. 3 October 1815, d. 9 October 1901
Marriage* 29 September 1842  Adamsville, Muskingum Co., OH, George W. Shirer & Sarah Ann Adams, 29 Sep 1842, Muskingum, Ohio

Marriage Application:
THE STATE OF OHIO, MUSKINGUM COUNTY, SS
Personally appeared before me, the subscriber, Deputy Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas in and for said county, Geroge W. Shirer, and made oath that he is over the age of Twenty-one years, unmarried, and not nearer akin to Sarah Adams than first cousins, and that Sarah is over the age of Eighteen years, unmarried, and resident of said County.

George W. Shirer (Signature)

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sept - 1842, A. Wilkins (signature) Deputy Clerk

Groom's Name: George W. Shirer
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Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Sarah Ann Adams
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Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 29 Sep 1842
Marriage Place: Muskingum,Ohio
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M51450-2
System Origin: Ohio-ODM
Source Film Number: 865137
Reference Number:
Collection: Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958, Principal=George W. Shirer5,1,6,7,8 
Children  1. Martha Jane (Mattie) Shirer b. 15 Jul 1843, d. 8 Feb 1929
  2. Margaret Adams Shirer b. 1845
  3. John Wesley Shirer b. 21 May 1845, d. 29 Jun 1845
  4. William Henry (Will) Shirer b. 12 Jul 1847, d. 8 Apr 1920
  5. Mary Cathrine "Carrie" Shirer b. 10 Apr 1852, d. 26 Sep 1929
  6. George Newton Shirer b. 19 Feb 1857, d. 28 Nov 1941
  7. Robert Bruce Shirer b. 24 Nov 1862, d. 25 Dec 1931

Married Name   Shirer 
Birth* 12 May 1820  Loudoun Co., VA, Betty Cruikshank's family group sheet gives the birth data as 28 Apr 1819.2,1,3 
Christening 18 February 1821  New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Lovettsville, Loudoun Co., VA, Sarah ADAMS
Christening: 18 Feb 1821 New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lovettsville, Loudoun, Virginia
Father: William ADAMS4 
Marriage* 29 September 1842  Adamsville, Muskingum Co., OH, George W. Shirer & Sarah Ann Adams, 29 Sep 1842, Muskingum, Ohio

Marriage Application:
THE STATE OF OHIO, MUSKINGUM COUNTY, SS
Personally appeared before me, the subscriber, Deputy Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas in and for said county, Geroge W. Shirer, and made oath that he is over the age of Twenty-one years, unmarried, and not nearer akin to Sarah Adams than first cousins, and that Sarah is over the age of Eighteen years, unmarried, and resident of said County.

George W. Shirer (Signature)

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 12th day of Sept - 1842, A. Wilkins (signature) Deputy Clerk

Groom's Name: George W. Shirer
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Sarah Ann Adams
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 29 Sep 1842
Marriage Place: Muskingum,Ohio
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Bride's Father's Name:
Bride's Mother's Name:
Groom's Race:
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Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M51450-2
System Origin: Ohio-ODM
Source Film Number: 865137
Reference Number:
Collection: Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958, Principal=George W. Shirer5,1,6,7,8 
Census* 1850  1850 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Salem Township, Series: M432, Roll: 718, Page: 274A, September 27
(enumerated with husband George W. Shirer)
30, 36, 36, Shirer, Sarah A, 31, F, , , , VA, , , 1,3 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Salem Township, Adamsville, Series: M653, Roll: 1019, Page: 565B, July 28
(enumerated with husband George W. Shirer)
17, 1066, 987, Shire, Sarah A., 40, F, , has none, , , Virginia, , , ,9 
Census 1870  1870 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum, Adams Township, Series: M593, Roll: 1250, Page: 09B, June 22
(enumerated with husband, George W Shirer)
5, 156, 146, Shirer, Sarah A, 49, F, W, Keeping House, , , East Virginia, , , , , , 1, 1, , ,10 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Ohio Muskingum County, Madison Township, ED 163, Series: T9, Roll: 1054, Page: 174B, June 14
(enumerated with husband, George W Shirer)
25, 93, 100, Shirer, Sarah A, W, F, 60, , Wife, , 1, , , Keeping House, , , , , , , , , , , Virginia, Virginia, Virginia11 
Census 1900  1900 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Salem Township, ED: 60, Series: T623, Roll: 1310, Page: 243B, June 23
Sheet 9B
(enumerated with husband, George W Shirer)
97, 191, 191, Shirer, Sarah A, Wife, W, F, May 1820, 80, M, 57, 6, 5, Virginia, Virginia, Virginia, , , , , , , No, No, Yes, , , ,12 
Death* 22 November 1900  Adamsville, Muskingum Co., OH1,2 
Burial* 24 November 1900  Adamsville Baptist Cemetery, Adamsville, Muskingum Co., OH, Inscription: George W. Shirer, Born Oct 3, 1815, Died Oct 9, 1901
Sarah Ann his wife, Born May 12, 1820, Died Nov 22, 1900
SHIRER1,2
News/Obit* after 24 November 1900  Obituary, DEATH OF MRS. G. W. SHIRER

As the quiet shades of darkness gather around at the close of day, so the life of Sarah Ann Shirer came to a close after being permitted to live in this world for four-score years. Her spirit passed away last Thursday just before the dawning of the morn, as if emblematic of crossing the dark valley of death into a life beyond the grave. Her death occurred after an illness of about one week's suffering from apoplaxy.

About two years ago she suffered her first stroke of apoplaxy and since that time she has been greatly afflicted. Notwithstanding the fact that she had lived to a ripe old age, her death brought sorrow to many a heart.

Sarah Ann Adams was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Adams and was born in Loudoun county, Virginia, May 12, 1820. Her mother died while she was a very small child and when but seven years of age her father, too, was called away. With no parents to love and protect her, she sought a home with her older sister, Mrs. Michael Sarbaugh, who moved to this township when the subject of this sketch was but nine years of age.

On the 29th day of September 1843, she was united in marriage to George W. Shirer with whom she lived for fifty-eight years or the rest of her life.

Six children, four boys and two girls were the posterity of this family. One of the boys died in infancy and the rest of the children are still living, and are: Mrs. Martha J. Doughty, Mrs. Mary C. King, William H., George N., and Robert Bruce Shirer, all living within a few miles of Adamsville. Twenty grand-children and seven great-grand-children of the deceased also mourn her departure.

The deceased many years ago became a member of the Adamsville Baptist church and continued to worship with that society as long as she lived. Her life was full of good deeds and her example to her children was one of frugality, industry, honesty and uprightness at all times and under all conditions. She was a loving wife and a kind and affectionate mother, and when her bereaved husband and mourining children look at the vacant chair in their family, they can do so with a feeling of gratitude as well as with a feeling of sadness and sorrow.

The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. H. Moore at the Adamsville Baptist church Saturday forenoon at 11 o'clock, and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at this place.

Published in the Adamsville Register, November, 1900.1 

Citations
  1. [S102] Adamsville Register Obits 1890-1939, R. Douglas Kreis.
  2. [S40] Adamsville Baptist Cemetery, online http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmuski2/cemetery/adambapt.html.
  3. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S80] New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Records, 0883672.
  5. [S45] Ione B. Supplee, "The Shirer's of Adams Twp.".
  6. [S109] Musk. Co. Marriages Book 3 1835-1848, The Society.
  7. [S255] Betty Cruikshank Personal Research, Betty Cruikshank.
  8. [S858] Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958.
  9. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  10. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  11. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  12. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.


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