Sarah BLUE

Female 1799 - 1852  (52 years)


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  • Headstones
    Liberty Hill Headstones
    Liberty Hill Headstones
    Phoebe and Bennie Drum, Sarah Sherfick
    Phoebe and Bennie Drum, Sarah Sherfick
    Zollars Section of Liberty Hill Cemetery
    Zollars Section of Liberty Hill Cemetery
    Frederick and Mary Hahn Zollars
    Frederick and Mary Hahn Zollars
    I believe that these are the parents of Sarah Blue.
    Sarah Blue Sherfick and possibly Mary Ann Sherfick
    Sarah Blue Sherfick and possibly Mary Ann Sherfick
    Frederick Zollars
    Frederick Zollars
    Mary Hahn Zollars
    Mary Hahn Zollars
    Mary Hahn Zollars Vandalized Headstone
    Mary Hahn Zollars Vandalized Headstone
    Sarah Sherfick with Grandchildren
    Sarah Sherfick with Grandchildren
    Sarah Blue Sherfick
    Sarah Blue Sherfick

    Videos
    Washington County, Ohio
    Washington County, Ohio
    This video shows the cemetery where Sarah Blue was buried with the Zollars, scenic shots of the Marietta area, and Moss Run where John M. Sherfick wrote in his Bible.

  • Name Sarah BLUE 
    Born 18 Nov 1799  Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Buried 1852  Liberty Hill Cemetery, Aurelius Township, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 14 Oct 1852  Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • I believe that Sarah was born Sarah Blue Zollars. She had a child by a Sadler, and then she married Benjamin Sherfick. In the fall of 2007 I traveled to Ohio to hunt for her grave. It was found as I expected--in the family plot of Frederick Zollars and his wife, Mary Hahn Zollars. I think but cannot prove that she was their daughter. First of all an older daughter, between 10-15, was found in the Frederick Zollars' household during the 1810 census. I also found a genealogy journal from Martin Co., Indiana historian, Ruby Stiles, written in the 1970's that stated that it was common knowledge that the Zollars brothers (Jacob and Zepaniah B.) and the sons of Benjamin Sherfick were first cousins. These two sons of Frederick and Mary H. Zollars traveled to Shoals with Benjamin Sherfick 18 years after the death of Sarah. After Benjamin's death, the Zollars brothers were neighbors to Daniel. Ms. Stiles projected 5 possible ways for the Zollars and Sherficks to be cousins. At that time Ms. Stiles was unaware of the last names of the Zollars wives; they are known now (Porter and Shilling respectively) and that connection cannot be made.

      Also, in the same family plot at the cemetery near Sarah were the children of Abram and Caroline Zollars (Mary, Frederick, Elizabeth, and Frank); Jacob and Elizabeth Zollar's son, Nathan; and Sarah's grandchildren, Benny, Phoebe, and Harry Drum. Beside Sarah was a grave with a marker that was fallen and upside-down. I could not lift it to see the name, but it probably was Sarah's daughter Mary Ann Sherfick. Behind Sarah's grave was a grave with a small marker that said Sherfick Infant. This was the Liberty Hill Cemetery, also known as Hill Grove Cemetery, in Washington Co., Ohio.

      Sarah was listed a Blue on her marriage license, although the book that I found her marriage to Benjamin lists their name as Sharfick. I'm not sure where the Blue name came from, if she was really born a Blue, if she was married to a Blue briefly, or perhaps it was her middle name. Several of Ben and Sarah's children have middle names that are surnames.

      Also I found her name as "Sally," but Sally is a common nickname for Sarah in the 1800s. I also had Catherine as a middle name at one time, but I can't find the original post so I took it off.

      Finally, it is listed on John Miller Sherfick's obituary that his mother was a Zollars. This is also listed on her son's death record:
      Martin Co. Death Records
      John M. Sherfick died 3-2-1918 in Shoals
      Born: 4-11-1832 in Ohio. Married Eliza
      Lobar pneumonia - Dr. H. W. Shirley, Shoals, IN
      Buried: Spring Hill Cemetery - Shoals, IN, by Baker Undertakers.
      Parents: Benjamin Sherfick, Germany and Zollars.

      In 1821 Ben married Sarah in Harrison Co. Ohio. Found his name in a book of Ohio marriage licenses (OHIO MARRIAGES RECORDED IN COUNTY COURTS; 1 Jan 1821 - 31 Dec 1830: An Index By the Ohio Genealogical Society, page 1530), but it was spelled Sharfick. They were married on 6 Sep 1821 by John Wagoner, Justice of Peace.

      Sarah and Benjamin lived in Washington Co. Ohio after 1822, and she is buried there with one child and a few grandchildren in Hill Grove Cemetery. Hill Grove Cemetery is now known as Liberty Hill Cemetery. It is over-run with weeds and had been vandalized when I visited it in 2007. Mary Anne Sherfick died 1853 and never married. I believe she is buried beside her although the stone was overturned. It will take a crowbar on my next visit there to check if it is for sure Mary Anne.

      A baby buried right behind her grave is her son's baby. Her son, John Miller Sherfick, lost baby in 1864, the date of this baby's death. The other grandchildren are Rebecca Sherfick Drum's children.

      Although no other child is buried at Hill Grove/Liberty, another son is buried nearby in Feldner Cemetery, Freddie Sherfick died 1863 in wounds from Civil War.

      Sarah may have lived in Pennsylvania at one time as Daniel lists her birth as Penn. in the 1900 Indiana census. Jacob lists her in the Colorado 1900 census as being born in Penn. too. Samuel Sherfick lists his mother as being born in Penn in the 1900 Kansas census.
    Person ID I237  My Family Tree | Sherfick Side
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2009 

    Family 1 Unknown SADDLER,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    +1. Calvin SADDLER,   b. 8 Jun 1819, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1900, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2005 
    Family ID F90  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Benjamin SHERFICK,   b. 4 May 1794, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1870, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 6 Sep 1821  Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Daniel SHERFICK,   b. 22 Mar 1822, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1907, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Jacob Z. SHERFICK,   b. 3 Jun 1823, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +3. Elizabeth SHERFICK,   b. 19 Nov 1824, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1884  (Age 59 years)
    +4. Frederick SHERFICK,   b. 22 Jan 1826, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1863, Smith County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     5. Mary Ann SHERFICK,   b. 18 Sep 1828, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1853, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    +6. Samuel Gibson SHERFICK,   b. 18 May 1829, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1907, Weir, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +7. Hannah SHERFICK,   b. 3 Dec 1831, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. John Miller SHERFICK,   b. 6 Nov 1832, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1918, Shoals, Martin County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +9. Rachael "Rachel" S. SHERFICK,   b. 28 Mar 1834, Washington Township, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1908, Guernsey County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +10. Sarah Jane SHERFICK,   b. 26 Nov 1835, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1902, Perry County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +11. William M. SHERFICK,   b. 19 Oct 1837, New Castle, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1908, McGuffey, Hardin County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +12. Rebecca SHERFICK,   b. 4 Aug 1839, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1901  (Age 61 years)
    +13. Catherine A. "Kate" SHERFICK,   b. 23 Oct 1843, Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884, Lower Salem, Washington County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2008 
    Family ID F89  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Nov 1799 - Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Sep 1821 - Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1852 - Liberty Hill Cemetery, Aurelius Township, Washington County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Oct 1852 - Washington County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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