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Marriage: Children:
  1. Frank Burrington: Birth: 7 JUL 1865 in Crawford Co., Pennsylvania. Death: 9 OCT 1878 in Green Co., Wisconsin

  2. Henry Burrington: Birth: 6 MAR 1867 in Crawford Co., Pennsylvania. Death: ABT 1925 in Wisconsin

  3. Lewis Burrington: Birth: 2 AUG 1869 in Green Co., Wisconsin. Death: AFT 1920

  4. Lydia Burrington: Birth: 2 AUG 1869 in Green Co., Wisconsin. Death: AFT 1910 in Perhaps Washington

  5. Eliza Burrington: Birth: 16 APR 1871 in Martin, Green Co., Wisconsin. Death: AFT 1930 in Perhaps Rock Co., Wisconsin

  6. Lucy Burrington: Birth: 11 OCT 1872 in Wisconsin. Death: ABT 1878 in Michigan

  7. Nathan B. Burrington: Birth: 12 APR 1874 in Wisconsin. Death: AFT 1913 in Perhaps Michigan

  8. Hannah Burrington: Birth: 12 APR 1874 in Wisconsin, probably Green Co.. Death: 11 JUL 1952 in Hazel Park, Michigan


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a. Note:   Sarah's death record says she was 60 years old when she died in 1905, although the census records from 1860, 1870, and 1880 consistently suggest she was born in 1840 (she was never located in the 1850 census). Perhaps Sarah shaved a few years off her age when she remarried to Oscar Simpson (even with five years shaved off she was still three years older than he was). Sarah's first marriage was to Lewis Burrington in 1863 when they both lived in Beaver Twp., Crawford Co., Pa. According to their divorce records they continued to live in Beaver Twp. after they married until 1866 when they moved to LaCrosse, Wis., for one year, and then to Martintown in Green County (Green County is on the southern border of Wisconsin adjacent to Stephenson Co., Illinois). The 1870 census shows them farming in Cadiz Twp. (divorce records indicate he owned 35 acres of land but no deeds have not been found yet). According to the divorce record filed by Lewis, Sarah "abandoned and willfully deserted" Lewis around 1878 and moved to Michigan with their 3 youngest children. The 1880 census lists Lewis and the older children in Cadiz, but Sarah and the 2 youngest children (Hannah and Nathan) were living in Ionia, Mich. They were listed in the census along with Sarah's brother, Judson Adams. Sarah was listed as a domestic servant in the Eric LeValley household while Judson was a farm laborer. Sarah then moved to Ogemaw Co., Mich., sometime during the 1880's and married Oscar (James?) Simpson. Oscar ("O.J."), Sarah, Hannah, and Nathan were listed as charter members of the Judson Baptist Church which was established in 1891 in the small village of Prescott in Ogemaw County. By 1900 they had moved a few miles away to Clayton Twp., Arenac Co. Although this census lists Oscar's wife's name as "Margaret," it is almost certainly Sarah. By 1905 they had apparently returned to Prescott where Sarah died. Their daughter Hannah was living with Oscar and "Margaret" in 1900, and Hannah was still living with Oscar during the 1910 census of Iosco Co. (Oscar was listed as widowed and Hannah was listed as his stepdaughter). Note that Iosco Co. is where Hannah married in 1914, and her marriage license lists her parents as "Lewis Burrington" and "Sarah Adams." Sarah was buried in Richland Twp. Cemetery near Prescott.


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