Census of July 1850, indicates Sarah’s age as 11, in Harrison Township, Henry Co., Indiana.
Widows pension of March 1898, gives her age as 60. (Pension #426-426)
Census of 1900, Roaring River (Eagle Rock), Barry Co., Missouri (7 June 1900), lists the following: Burris, Sarah A. head of house, born Nov. 1838, age 61, widow, mother of 9 children, now living 8, born Indiana, father born Virginia, mother born Indiana, owned far free of mortgage. Amos, son, born July 1869, age 30, single, born Missouri, mother Indiana, father Indiana.
Act of June 27, 1890
DECLARATION FOR DEPENDENT WIDOW’S PENSION
State of Missouri County of Barry:
On this 20th day of July A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety five before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of State aforesaid, personally appeared SARAH A. BURRIS aged 61 years, a resident of Eagle Rock, county of Barry, State of Missouri, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of ASAHEL BURRIS, who enlisted under the name of ASAHEL BURRIS, on 28th day of June 1861, as Private in Co. A19 Reg’t Ind. Vols., served at least ninety days during the War of the Rebellion in the service of the United States, was honorably discharged on the 10th day of January 1863 and died at Eagle Rock, Mo., on the 13th day of June 1895 of heart disease and dropsy (congestive heart failure).
That she married under the name of SARAH ANN GARNER, to said ASAHEL BURRIS on the 6th day of Dec. 1856 by John Grubb at Lowell, Iowa there being no legal barrier to said marriage neither having been previously married.
That she has not remarried since the death of said ASAHEL BURRIS.
That the names and dates of birth of all his children now living, under sixteen years of age are as follows: non listed.
That she is not receiving pension – applied therefor: No.
That she is without adequate means of support other than her daily labor, and makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890.
Her post office address is Eagle Rock, County of Barry, State of Mo.
Two witnesses who can write must sign here: J.H. Burris, W.H. Burris
/s/ Sarah A. Burris (this signature was marked with an X and “her mark”.
Here is how we (Krista, Jennifer, Emily and Brady) are related:
Our parents – Floyd Dee Adams was married to Nelda Grace Laprarie
Floyd Dee’s parents – ^Ida Mae Burris was married to Floyd Brazier Adams
Ida Mae’s parents – ^^Asa Azil Burris was married to Rosa Pearl Raabe
Asa Azil’s parents – ^^^Wiiliam Henry Burris was married to Jane Deborah Garner
William Henry’s parents – ^^^^Sarah Ann Garner married to Asahel Burris
(^) stands for a
parents and Sarah.
*Source: Find A Grave