Sarah Jane Barry

16 October 1863–28 April 1913 (Age 49)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Barry was born on 16 October 1863, in Tennessee, United States, her father, John R (Jack) Berry, was 38 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth French, was 28. She married Christopher Columbus Grindstaff on 1 April 1883, in Unicoi, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Johnson, Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Ogden Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 28 April 1913, in Home Township, Montcalm, Michigan, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Edmore, Montcalm, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Columbus Grindstaff
1861–1928
Sarah Jane Barry
1863–1913
Marriage: 1 April 1883
David Henry Grindstaff
1884–1955
Anna Elizabeth Grandstaff
1885–1918
Mary Grindstaff
1887–
Margaret Charlotte Grindstaff
1887–1958
Mallie Edline Grandstaff
1892–1932
Charles Taylor Grindstaff
1895–1933
Albert M. Grandstaff
1895–
Effie Josephine Grindstaff
1899–1968

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 April 1883
Unicoi, Tennessee, United States
children

(8)

    Male1884–1955Male

    Anna Elizabeth Grandstaff

    Female1885–1918Female

    Mary Grindstaff

    Female1887–Female

    Female1887–1958Female

    Mallie Edline Grandstaff

    Female1892–1932Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Ann Marilda Barry

    Female1856–Female

    Elkanah Barry

    Male1858–1924Male

    Mary Abigail Berry

    Female1860–1942Female

    Celia H Berry

    Female1861–1934Female

    Female1863–1913Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1865

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · Sultana Tragedy

Age 2

In April of 1865, the steamboat the Sultana exploded. The Civil War had been over for awhile so this was considered the worst maritime disaster in US history. Compared to the Titanic where 1,512 people were killed, 1,8000 soldiers were killed on the Sultana. Confederate soldiers that weeks earlier had been fighting with Union soldiers were now fighting to save their lives.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 15

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beargha ‘descendant of Beargh’, a byname meaning ‘plunderer’.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Báire ‘descendant of Báire’, a short form of either of two Gaelic personal names, Bairrfhionn or Fionnbharr.3 English, of Welsh origin: patronymic from Harry , the medieval English vernacular form of Henry , preceded by Welsh ap ‘son of’. Compare Parry .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Barry in household of John R Barry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah or Bessy Grindstaff in entry for Charles Fred Grindstaff, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Sarah J Grandstaff in household of Christopher C Grandstaff, "United States Census, 1910"

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