Sarah Durfee

F, b. 8 September 1787, d. 25 August 1870
     Sarah was born on Saturday, 8 September 1787 in Massachusetts. Sarah married Samuel Torrey, son of Captain William Torrey and Mehitable Baldwin. Samuel and Sarah had children: Delia [9/02/1819-9/20/1909][m. Asa Witter], Elizabeth [1821 New York], John [1823 New York] & David B. [1828]. 23 October 1850, Sarah and her husband, Samuel, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Berkshire. Enumerated in this household were Samuel Torrey [62 Connecticut], Sarah [62 Massachusetts], Elisabeth [29 New York], John [27 New York], David [22 New York]. They are all farmers.1 12 June 1860, Sarah and her husband Samuel were listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Berkshire. Enumerated in this household were Samuel Torry [72 Connecticut], Sarah [72 Massachusetts], David B. [32 New York] & George Witter [21 New York]. Samuel and David are farmers. The couple have real estate valued at $3500 & Personal Property at $1400.2 Sarah's husband, Samuel, died on 16 September 1864 in Berkshire leaving her a widow. 17 August 1870, the U.S. Federal Census listed Sarah living in the home of her son at Caroline, Tompkins County, New York. Enumerated in this household were David B. Torrey [43 New York], Hannah F. [34 New York], Belle Snow [15 New York], Sarah Torrey [89 New York] & John Jenks [19 New York]. David is a farmer. They have real estate valued at $7,140 and person property at $3660.3 Sarah departed this life on Thursday, 25 August 1870 in Caroline, Tompkins County, New York, at age 82 years, 11 months and 17 days. She was buried at Berkshire in the Old Methodist Episcopal Cemetery.

Family

Samuel Torrey b. 18 Aug 1787, d. 16 Sep 1864

Citations

  1. [S674] 1850 United States Federal Census: Berkshire, Tioga County, New York - sheet 297, line 29 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  2. [S675] 1860 United States Federal Census: Berkshire, Tioga County, New York - Sheet 1, Line 21. - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  3. [S676] 1870 United States Federal Census: City of Caroline, Tompkins County, New York Sheet 45, Line 34. - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.