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Sarah Ankrum (b. Abt. 1724, d. July 06, 1813)Sarah Ankrum (daughter of Richard Ancram and Mary Ashman) was born Abt. 1724, and died July 06, 1813 in Fairfield, Highland County, Ohio.She married Thomas Beals on November 12, 1741 in Prince George County, Maryland106, son of John Beals and Sarah Bowater.
Notes for Sarah Ankrum:
Timeline from Joanne Todd Rabun:
1724-b. possibly Chester Co. PA?
1741-m. Thomas Beales Cold Springs MM, Monocacy, Prince George Co. MD
Witnesses:Oliver Matthews, Thomas Matthews, Francis Henley, Amos Jenny, Evan Thomas, John Wright, Mary Matthews, Sarah Beales, Elizabeth Matthews, Hannah Ballinger, Susanna Moon, Mary Tannyhill.
1788-of Hawkins Co. according to Center MM, NC
1802-to Lees Creek Mtg, Leesburg, Highland Co. OH
1813-dies in Fairfield, Highland Co. OH; buried in the old Fairfield Friends Mtg, Cemetery near the old brick church, Leesburg, Highland Co. OH.
Information from Opal Lousin:
Sarah's mother was named Mary. Mary Antrim later married William Matthews and so he became Sarah's stepfather.William and Mary Matthews had about 5 children.The only son was named William Matthews, Jr.This William Jr. wrote of his trips into NC, PA and "over the mountains".He visited a Richard Ankrom who was not a Quaker.William said his parents were not Quakers when they married but soon became Quakers and the girls all married Quakers and were active in the church.William Jr. visited Thomas and Sarah Beales when he went to Guilford Co. NC.
William Matthews Sr.'s will left a horse to his "daughter-in-law Sarah Ankrom.They had lived in Stafford Co.VA but he may have moved to Prince George or Carroll Co. where he died.
From Thomas Hamm on Rootsweb:
Actually, there is reason to believe that Sarah's name was Ankrum or
Ancram, rather than Antrim. She was the daughter of Richard Ankrum and
wife Mary Ashman of Charles and Prince Georges Co., Md. After Richard's
death, Mary married William Matthews, Sr., and became the mother of several
children who were well-known Friends.
We have two bits of evidence about Sarah. The first is the will of William
Matthews in Prince Georges Co. in 1739. In it he names his
"daughter-in-law" Sarah Ancram. At this time, daughter-in-law was used
interchangeably with stepdaughter. The other bit is the will of William
Matthews, Jr., son of William and Mary (Ashman) Ankrum Matthews, made in
York Co., Pa., in 1790 and probated in 1792. In it he left ten pounds to
"my sister Sarah Bails." Sarah would be, of course, his half-sister.
I'm descended from Thomas Beals's brother John Beals (1717-1796), so I
haven't pursued Sarah's ancestry myself. I obtained this information from
Opal Lousin of Northbrook, Ill.
More About Sarah Ankrum:
Burial: Unknown, Old Fairfield Friends Meeting, Highland County, Ohio.107
More About Sarah Ankrum and Thomas Beals:
Marriage: November 12, 1741, Prince George County, Maryland.108
Children of Sarah Ankrum and Thomas Beals are:
- +Mary Beals, b. August 30, 1743, Virginia108, d. August 18, 1822, Sand Creek, Washington County, Indiana.
- +Elizabeth Beals, b. April 25, 1755, New Garden MM, Guilford Co. NC108, d. April 13, 1848, Wayne County, Indiana.