Sarah Jane Clark
- Born: 3 Oct 1834, Mt. Nebo, Lancaster Co., PA
- Marriage: Patrick Moss circa 1853 in Martic Townhip, Lancaster Co., PA
- Died: 6 Jun 1914, Mt. Nebo, Lancaster Co., PA at age 79
- Buried: Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lancaster Co., PA ... aka Clarks Family Burying Ground
Cause of her death was Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
The book Cemetery Records of Martic Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania By Jenne Renkin records the final resting place for Patrick Moss, 10/22/1829 - 6/8/1891, 61y7m17d and Sarah J. [Clark] Moss, w/o Patrick, mother, 10/3/1834 - 6/6/1914, 79y8m3d in Row 10 of Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lancaster Co., PA ... aka Clarks Family Burying Ground.
The 1880 Federal Census for Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA, District 169, page 392A, dated June 8, 1880 records Sarah J. (45 - PA/PA/PA) and Patrick (51 - PA/Ireland/Ireland) Moss with their children Thomas C. Moss (26), James H. Moss (22), John F. Moss (17), Mary M. Moss (13), Annie R. Moss (9), and Charles E. Moss (2).
The 1900 Federal Census for Drumore Township, Lancaster Co., PA, District 18, page 247A, dated June 5, 1900 records the widow Sarah J. Moss (Oct 1834 - PA/PA/PA) living by herself. She reports having had 7 children of whom 6 are still living.
The 1910 Federal Census for Drumore Township, Lancaster Co., PA, District 32, page 247A, dated June 5, 1900 records the widow Sarah J. Moss (75 - PA/PA/PA) living with her son James H. Moss (52) and his wife E. Irene Moss (45) and their children John F. (15), James K. (13), Edna I. (9), and Joseph C. (6). Sarah reports having had 7 children of whom 6 are still living. Also in the household is James' brother, Elmer C. Moss (31).
Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1924
Name: Sarah Jane Moss [Sarah Jane Clark]
Residence: Drumore Township, Lancaster Co., PA
Birth Date: 3 Oct 1834
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Death Date: 6 Jun 1914
Death Place: Drumore, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Burial: June 9, 1914 at Brick Presbyterian
Father Name: Thomas Clark
Father Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Mother Name: Dorcas Neel
Mother Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Certificate Number: 61008
Informant: James H. Moss of Holtwood
Note: James H. Moss (Oct 1857) is listed as married to Emma I. [Irene] Moss (Feb 1865) in the 1900 census ... his brother, Elmer C. [Charles] Moss (Aug 1878) is living in the household.
Sarah married Patrick Moss circa 1853 in Martic Townhip, Lancaster Co., PA. (Patrick Moss was born on 22 Oct 1829 in Pennsylvania, died on 8 Jun 1891 in Martic Townhip, Lancaster Co., PA and was buried in Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lancaster Co., PA ... aka Clarks Family Burying Ground.)
The PA Death Certificate for Sarah Jane Clark Moss established her married name as Moss and her parents as Thomas Clark and Dorcas Neel. The informant is James H. Moss of Holtwood [Lancaster Co.].
See general notes for the 1880, 1900, and 1910 census records where Patrick is named as her husband and several of her children are identified.
The PA Death Certificates for J. Frank Moss (Dec 31, 1862 - March 11, 1932), Anna Rebecca [Moss] Kauffman (Oct 31, 1870 - Oct 17, 1940), and Thomas C. Moss (July 17, 1853 - Sept 22, 1925) all name their parents as Patrick Moss and Sarah Jane Clark. All these children are listed in the 1880 census ... thus confirming Sarah Jane Clark's husband as Patrick Moss.