Sarah Ann Mayberry 130
- Born: 20 May 1820, Maryland
- Marriage: Elijah Hagen about 1843 in Martic Township, Lancaster Co. PA.
- Died: 31 Mar 1882, Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA at age 61
- Buried: 2 Apr 1882, Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Cemetery, Lancaster Co., PA.
The 1880 Federal Census of Martic Township records Sarah Hagen as a widow [of Elijah] living as a servant [called housekeeper in her obituary] in the household of William McLaughlin.
Sarah Ann Mayberry's parents are William and Jane Mayberry of Cumberland Co., Pa. The reasons for this include: 1) the 1850 census records Christian Mayberry, forgeman (born ca 1822) living in Martic Township near Elijah Hagen and his wife, Sarah Jane Mayberry Hagen; 2) the 1850 census records William Mayberry, forgeman, (born ca 1790) and his wife Jane (born ca 1794) and children Mary J. (born ca. 1826), Hester (born ca. 1832), and Sophia B. (born ca. 1835) living in Cumberland Co., Pa.; 3) the 1860 census records Christian Mayberry, forgeman (born ca. 1822 in Maryland) living with William Mayberry (born ca. 1790) and his wife Jane (born ca 1794) and Hester J. Mayberry (born ca. 1835) in South Middleton, Cumberland Co., Pa. Also in the household is Annie Mayberry (5), possibly Christian's daughter. Note that Christian and Sarah Ann are both born in Maryland.
Sarah's birth and death dates are taken from her headstone at the Clark Family Burial Grounds (on the grounds of the former Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church)
A copy of the obituary for Sarah Ann Mayberry Hagen is in the possession of John Wesley Hagen (of Parkesburg, Chester Co., PA April 2008) ... see below for a transcription of the obituary:
GATHERED BY COUNTRY REPORTER.
Death of a Benevolent Lady in Martic.
[other items on the page of this paper dated April 1882]
Introductory Sermon - A Pastor's Reception - Items from Vogansville and Smithville and Vicinity
It is with much regret that we are called upon this week to record the death of Mrs. Sarah Hagen, relic of the late Elijah Hagen. Mrs. Hagen had been for some time past engaged as housekeeper for Mr. William McLaughlin, residing near Bethesda, Martic township. She had for some time past been ailing, but no fears of her sudden death were anticipated. One day last week she was, without any premonitory symptoms, attacked with hemorrhage of the lungs and nose. All that medical skill could possibly do was done to relieve her sufferings, but she sank rapidly until death came to her relief. Mrs. Hagen was a woman of kindly feelings, always friendly to her neighbors, charitably disposed towards the needy, a woman of large and benevolent views, ever ready to reach out a helping hand to the unfortunate and relieve the distress of those who needed relief. She leaves three daughters to mourn her untimely taking off, namely, Mrs. Jennie M. Alexander, wife of Mr. Samuel Alexander, of Bridge Valley; Mrs. Laura Fagen, wife of Mr. John Fagen, at present residing near Pine Grove, Little Britain township; and Miss Kate Hagen, at present residing with her uncle, Mr. Joshua Hagen, at Mount Nebo. She has also one sister living, and married to Mr. James Crawford, of Philadelphia.
Mrs. Hagen was buried at the Presbyterian burying ground at Mount Nebo on Sunday, April 2. An eloquent sermon, appropriate to the solemn occasion, was preached by Rev. R. C. Wood, of the Mount Nebo M. E. church, from Amos 4.18 - "Prepare to meet thy God."
Sarah married Elijah Hagen, son of John Hagen and Martha, about 1843 in Martic Township, Lancaster Co. PA. (Elijah Hagen was born on 31 Jul 1821 in Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA, died on 26 Jun 1871 in Mt. Nebo, Lancaster Co., PA and was buried in Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Cemetery, Lancaster Co., PA..)