. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Re: ROSY CALTON & HENDERSON AL>TN>MO.
Rosey Calton was married to William Henderson.William died about 1865 or so.
Their children were Wilson Henderson . . .
and Sarah Elizabeth Henderson (born 1865).
There is an online marriage record for Sarah Elizabeth Henderson marrying a Sylvester J Durbin.They had 3 children together.The 3rd child, Sylvester Jr. was actually born after his father had died.
Sarah was about 4 or 5 months pregnant, when she and her husband Sylvester were crossing the Gasconade River on a wagon, while it was iced over in February.But the ice gave way and both Sarah and Sylvester drowned.Sarah was revived "with great difficulty".But Sylvester died.
The baby was born a few months later.
Sarah remarried, to a man named Sidney Johnson.He seems to have been a servant/hand in Honor Durbin's household, in an earlier census.
Sarah and Sidney had children.Sidney may have been a deputy US Marshal.He died before the 1900 Census, since Sarah is shown as widowed.
About 1901, Sarah was raped by a Native American man, according to my grandma's story.The child that was born of this union was my great grandmother, Ethel May Johnson.
So Ethel was only a half-sister to her siblings.She had jet-black hair until the day she died (mid-1980-s).
Sarah married a 3rd time to J T Seago.She had moved to Oklahoma.She had at least one child with Mr. Seago.Then Mr. Seago died.
Sarah lived in Logan County, OK, just northwest of Crescent, OK.She died there in 1945.
Sarah's brother, Wilson Henderson, seems to be living with Sarah's daughter "Betty Floyd" (Nancy Elizabeth Durbin Floyd) in the 1930 Census.
Our family has old photographs of who we think may be Sarah, her 2nd husband Sidney, and possibly Betty Floyd.
Also, the newspaper story of Sarah's and Sylvester's tragedy on the Gasconade River is online.