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Sarah Ann Saylor/Sayler

Sarah Ann Saylor/Sayler
b. 21 September 1827, Marion County, Ohio, to Harry and Mary Elizabeth (Kepner) Sayler
d. 18 February 1906, Johnson County, Iowa

m/1. 22 August 1850, Ohio
Jeremiah Crabb Monnett
b. 23 May 1823, to Reverend Jeremiah and Alis “Aley” (Slagle) Monnett
d. 3 June 1852, Crawford County, Ohio

m/2. 11 August 1859, Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana
Fordyce “Fordus” Harrington
b. 21 December 1817, Madison County, New York
d. 10 February 1885, Vinton, Benton County, Iowa

Children with Jeremiah Crabb Monnett:

  • Jasper Jeremiah (1851-1946) married Mary Ann Brown
  • Mary “Elsie” (1852-1904) married Bernard Brocksus

Children with Fordyce Harrington:

  • Fordus (1860-1871)
  • John Charles Fremont (1861-1938) married Maud Rhodarmer/Rhodymer
  • Laura C. (1862-1895) married William Ringler
  • Francis Marion (1864-1908) married Mary Rhoda Shinn
  • Clara Caroline (1866-1958) married William Weber
  • Florence V. (1869-1871)

Sarah immigrated to York Township, Iowa County, Iowa, in 1860.

Submitted by:
Clarence Smith
Prior Lake MN

Jane “Jennie” Boggs

Jane “Jennie” Boggs
b. 15 January 1863, Kosciusko County, Indiana, to Andrew Hamilton and Martha (Thomas) Boggs
d. 16 June 1946, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma

John L. Rock

m/2. 15 March 1895, Clunette, Kosciusko County, Indiana
Edwin Forrest Shinn
b. 7 August 1853, Logan County, Ohio
d. 17 May 1938, Lexington, Cleveland County, Oklahoma

Children with John L. Rock:

  • John Lestrang, Jr.
  • Zena Fay

Children with Edwin Forrest Shinn:

  • Earl Forrest
  • Edna Joy

When Jennie found out that her first husband, John L. Rock, had another wife and children from whom he had not bothered to disentangle himself legally, she was, needless to say, awarded custody of their two children John, Jr. and Zena Fay.

Jennie and Edwin Shinn emigrated from Prairie Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana, to Lexington, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, after their marriage in 1895.

Throughout her life, Jennie was a resourceful woman. In May 1920 when her granddaughter, Genevieve Joy Peters, was born prematurely, weighing only two pounds and five ounces, Jennie kept the baby alive by feeding her with an eyedropper and surrounding her with hot bricks wrapped in flannel.

Submitted by:
Valerie J. Boggs
Pierceton IN