More About Sarah GROSS

Sarah Emeline was the daughter of Oliver P. Gross and Margaret Priscilla Hodgins. She had one sister, and five brothers. Her sister, Martha Jane Gross also married a Fleenor. Matha Jane married William Fleenor on November 26, 1865 in Little York, Wash. Co., IN. William was the son of Hugh Bliss Fleenor and Mary Jane Williams. Sarah Emeline's brother, Joseph Wesley Gross, also married a Fleenor. He married Martha Ann Fleenor on January 26, 1876 in Salem, Indiana. Martha Ann was the daughter of George Washington Fleenor and Caroline Weston. Quite extrodinary that 3 children from the same family married into the Fleenor family.

Sarah Emeline Gross married Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Fleenor March 27, 1870, of Washington Co., Indiana. (Not sure if Benjamin had his own farm at this time, or after he migrated in 1877 from Gibson Twp., Wash. Co., IN. to Grassy Fork Twp., Jackson Co., IN.) Their first son Edgar, my grandfather, was born 7 April 1871, with two daughters soon following. After their third child was born Sarah had complication from childbirth, and died 2 Feb 1878.

Sarah Emeline is buried in New Hope Cemetary, Wash. Co., IN.


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