Sarah Byrne Obituary

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  • Title Sarah Byrne Obituary 
    Date 05 Jan 1887 
    Locality Genealogy Bank 
    Media scan 
    Periodical Jackson Weekly Citizen 
    Place Jackson, Jackson, MI USA 
    Source Type Newspaper 
    Source ID S1417 
    Text Mrs. Sarah Byrne, who has been suffering from a stroke of paralysis for a week, died yesterday about noon at the residence of her oldest son, George G Byrne, 137 Maple avenue, aged 85. Being one of our oldest settlers, and the oldest member of the First Baptist Church of this city, a short biographical sketch of her long busy life will be appreciated by her legion of intimate friends and of interest to those who knew her but slightly. She was born at Lyme, Conn, Sept 24, 1801, of Puritan extraction, being a descendant of the celebrated Puritan leader, Cotton Mather. She experienced a change of heart in her girlhood and embraced the Christian religon, being baptized and connecting herself with the Baptist church at Pleasant Valley, Conn. She was married to George G Byrne at the residence of Erastus Corning, Esq., in Albany, N.Y. on Jan 23, 1828. The family moved to Brooklyn, this county, in 1837. Her husband being elected Register of Deeds for Jackson county on the Whig ticket in the fall of 1838, the family moved to this city when Mr. Byrne took his office, on Jan. 1, 1839, and have lived here since, a period of forty-seven years. On their arrival here, Mrs. Byrne and husband united with the First-Baptist Church. Mr. Byrne died in 1844, leaving his wife and five small boys to mourn the loss of a kind husband and affectionate father. Being a woman endowed with an abundance of spiritual strength, she reared her family of boys and has had the supreme pleasure, allotted to few, of seeing her children and grandchildren uniting with her church, and to hear great-grandchildren lisping the blessed truths of the gospel. She leaves a legacy to her descendants a beautiful Christian character. Her five sons are Gilbert R and George G of this city, Rufus H of Buffalo N.Y., (who is here to attend the funeral), Charles B., of Santa Cruz, Cal., and John H, who died in Jackson in 1878. The funeral will be held at residence, 137 Maple avenue, to-morrow (Thursday) morning, at 10:30. 
    Linked to (3) BYRNE, George Griffing
    GRIFFING, Sarah S
    Family: BYRNE, George / GRIFFING, Sarah S 

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