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Sarah Rutledge

Female 1820 - 1848  (28 years)


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  • Name Sarah Rutledge 
    Born 1820  Greenbriar County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    _AMTID 390151077470:1030:116238515 
    Died 14 Jul 1848  Broadwater, NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I119  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2013 

    Family Jasper Twitchell,   b. 28 Oct 1820, Rutland, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1894, San Juan Bautista, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1841  Macomb, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Newton Twitchell,   b. 14 Oct 1842,   d. 19 Jun 1922  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F2297  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jul 1848 - Broadwater, NE Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Died at "Chimney Rock" while crossing the plains with her family to Uta h. Sarah was enroute to the Utah Territory with her husband, Jasper and th eir son. They were in the Heber C. Kimball Company of LDS pioneers head ing for the Salt Lake Valley. She died of "consumption" at 2 A.M. the morning of July 14th along what i s now known as the Mormon Trail. This particular area was 21 miles west o f Chimney Rock, Nebraska. U. S. Highway 26, running due west from Broad water, Morrill County, Nebraska now virtually runs alongside the route a t this point. At a location approximately Latitude 41.584 degrees North and Longitude - 102.7776 degrees West, Sarah was buried that morning "at the foot of th e cliffs of Ancient Bluff Ruins" which is about 4.4 miles from Broadwat er.