Friday, August 29, 2008
Sarah Catherine Egbert Despain: 1st Great Grandmother
Mom's Grandma, Sarah Catherine Egbert, born 29 Aug 1859 in Fillmore Utah. She married William J Despain a few weeks after she turned 15 in 1874. William had previously been married, his first wife having died in 1872. He had three kids ages 4 to 7 at the time of the marriage. Together Sarah and he had 13 more children, including her 8th, Grandma Maynes. Sarah died in 1933 while Mom was still a toddler. Her father had been part of the Mormon Battalion so her mother crossed the plains without him. He died when Sarah was 4 years old, which may have been another factor in her young age at marriage.