Sarah Maria Cossett

2 June 1815–2 August 1891 (Age 76)
Mercer, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Maria

When Sarah Maria Cossett was born on 2 June 1815, in Mercer, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Dr. Epaphroditus Shepphard Cossett, was 31 and her mother, Laura Jeanette Hull, was 23. She married William O Mayfield on 11 October 1833, in Schuyler, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States in 1861 and Utah, United States in 1870. Her occupation is listed as taught latin grammar & seamstress in mercer; midwife in utah; school teacher in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States. She died on 2 August 1891, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Louis Rice Chaffin
Sarah Maria Cossett
Marriage: 3 December 1837
Henry Albert Chaffin
Darwin Epaphroditus Chaffin
Mary Adelia Chaffin
George Edwin Chaffin
John Rice Chaffin
Laura Elizabeth Chaffin
Joseph Louis Chaffin
Sarah Maria Chaffin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 December 1837Mercer, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 5
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 21
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Derry): perhaps from Gaelic crosaid ‘little cross’. If so, it is likely to be a variant of Crossan . Compare the pair Corbett and Corban .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Sarah drove teams over the plains

    From trail diary of Electa C Briggs Williams 1885 Henry W. Miller Company (1852) "in our company there were 4 women that drove teams over the Plains[:] a Mrs [Elmira Pond] Miller[,] Mrs [Sarah Maria] …

    Sources (34)

    • Sarah A Chaffin in household of L R Chaffin, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sarah M. Mayfield, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Sarah M. Mayfield in entry for Darwin E. Chappin, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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