Sarah Herring was a daughter of Nathaniel and Susan Hill Herring. Nathan Herring was my 2nd great granduncle. Nathan was a son of George and Elizabeth Closby Herring, and the brother of my 2nd great grandfather George W. Herring Sr. and my 3rd great grandfather John Herring. |
Sarah was born in 1834 in Albemarle Co., Virginia. She was a baby when they made the journey from Virginia to Missouri. On January 27, 1853, she married her 2nd cousin, Isaac P. Crosthwait. They were married in Callaway Co., Missouri.
I have found numerous spellings of Crosthwait, including Croswait, Crosstwaite, Croswhite, and even one instance of Cropwhite in the 1850 census. Most of these different spellings are because of errors in transcribing the original documents.
Isaac P. Crosthwait was a son of Nancy Herring and Isaac D. Crossthwait. Nancy Herring's parents were Nancy Hill and Benjamin Herring. Benjamin Herring was a son of Benjamin Herring Sr, who was Nathan Herring's (Susan's father) grandfather. So Sarah and Isaac's grandfathers were brothers. Benjamin and Nancy Herring were also the parents of John B. and Mariah Hill Herring who also came to Callaway County in 1835. Benjamin Herring was my 4th great grandfather.
When Isaac's parents were married, his mother's sister, Mary A. Herring was married on the same day to Thomas Tatum (Tatrum). The Tatum's also came to Callaway County in 1833. Mary Tatum is buried in the Herring/Carter private cemetery in Callaway Co. (info on this cemetery can be found here)
From Albemarle Co. marriage records:
Mary Herring married Thomas Tatrum 1 Jan 1827; minister, John Goss; bondsman, Isaac D. Crosthwait; witness, Ira Garrett; daughter of Benjamin Herring, who gives his consent; witness, Stephen M. Faris and John Elliott.
From Albemarle Co marriage records:
Nancy Herring married Isaac D. Crosthwait 1 Jan 1827; minister, John Goss; bondsman, Thomas Tatrum; witness, Ira Garrett; daughter of Benjamin Herring, who gives his consent; witness, Stephen M. Faris and John Elliott.
Sarah and Isaac Crosthwait had only one child that I can find reference to:
Isaac P. Crossthwaite died on March 27, 1873. I have not found where he is buried.
obit - Costhwait - In this city, on Thusday morning, March 27, 1873, Isaac Costhwait. The Telegraph and The Missouri Telegraph
On July 13, 1880, Sarah married Capt. Samuel Blount. He was born in Maryland about 1809. He was a lawyer in Fulton. For information about Samuel Blount, his family, and his marriage to Sarah, Click Here.
Sarah Jane Herring Crosthwait Blount died Mar. 13, 1897 in Callaway Co., Missouri. I have not found where she was buried.