Sarah Howard

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ChartsDescendants of Ellis Cook-6 Generations
Sarah Howard, possibly the daughter of Joseph Howard and Mary (…), was born about 1736, if the age on the gravestone is correct1, but if exaggerated (which is common), she was born probably shortly before her baptism at Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey, 8 April 1744.2 She died 8 May 1826, in the 90th year of her age,1 and was buried at Hillside Cemetery, Madison, Morris Co., New Jersey.1,3

Sarah married (1) John Wortman, whose parents are unknown, at Morristown, 15 January 1767;4,5 she married (2), as his 2nd wife, Ellis Cook, son of John Cook and Mehetabel Howell, 28 September 1789.1,4

Family 1

John Wortman d. bef. 28 Sep 1789

Family 2

Ellis Cook b. 1724, d. 16 Nov 1808
This person was last edited on17 Dec 2017


  1. [S117] Viola E. Shaw and Barbara S. Parker, compilers, Madison, New Jersey Presbyterian Church Vital Records 1747-1900 (Madison, New Jersey: The Presbyterian Church of Madison, N.J., 1982), 82, further cited as Shaw and Parker, Madison Presbyterian Church Records.
  2. [S56] First Presbyterian Church, History of the First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, N. J. Part II: The Combined Registers, from 1742 to 1885 (Morristown, New Jersey: Banner Steam Print, 1931), 110, further cited as First Presb. Ch., The Combined Registers.
  3. [S1546] Rich H., Find A Grave memorial #11818177, added 25 Sep 2005, online, accessed Mar 2015, further cited as Find A Grave.
  4. [S1994] William Nelson, New Jersey Biographical and Genealogical Notes From the Volumes of the New Jersey Archives with Additions and Supplements (1916; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1973), 76, further cited as Nelson, New Jersey Biographical and Genealogical Notes.
  5. [S56] First Presb. Ch., The Combined Registers, 110, 268.