52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #35 – Sarah “Sally” White

Sarah “Sally” White was born about  1805 in South Carolina. It is not currently known who her parents were. Some people have listed her parents as Hiram and Tabitha King White but since they would have only been about ten at the time of her birth, that seems unlikely.

Little is known of her outside of her marriage certificate showing her marriage to Jacob Sanford on July 4, 1824 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama,and the 1850 and 1860 census records from Fayette County, Alabama and Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, respectively. Unfortunately little information was provided in those early census records – only her name, general age and birth location.

Her known children were my great-great-grandfather, Asa (1826), Tabitha Caroline (1828), John Rufus (1832), Martha (1833), Larkin L (1834), and Absalom (1837). Where there are gaps in birth years, there may have been other children as yet unidentified.

No specific birth or death date records have been located and no burial information is available. Her death prior to 1869 is assumed based on her husband’s second marriage about 1869. Since many of the people in her immediate family are buried at the El Bethel (Buncomb) Methodist Church Cemetery in Tuscaloosa County, it seems likely she is buried there.


This blog was prepared as a part of Amy Johnson Crow’s  No Story Too Small 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge.



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