A backward glance into our family history with Sarah Elizabeth Adams Lumpkin.
Sarah Elizabeth Adams was born on February 26, 1849, in Talbot, Georgia, the daughter of Arlie and John Adams.
She married William Clarence Lumpkin, a CSA veteran. They had four children together.
Sarah Elizabeth Adams Lumpkin
BIRTH February 26, 1849 in Georgia, USA
DEATH April 24, 1924 Georgia, USA
BURIAL: Adams Cemetery – Talbot County, Georgia, USA
Findagrave MEMORIAL ID 118711584
Found in the 1880 census, Dist. 889 of Talbot County, GA. at age 31, a caucasian lady, keeping house and living with her husband, William Lumpkin, a 32 year old farmer and their three children, Minnie 8, Clarence 5 and Eddie, aged 11 months. All born in Georgia, although her father was born in SC. Her daughter Minnie is buried near here in the Adams Cemetery.
Sometime prior to 1900, Sarah became a widow. In this census, now aged 51, she was reported as a widow and still liviing with daughter Minnie, age 27, and son Brooks, age 21, (Eddie from the 1880 census), and now also with another son, John J. Lumpkin at this time, age 18. Clarence was no longer living in the home. They now lived in the Hart’s District of Talbot County, where Sarah was listed as Head of House, owning their own home and farming, with her two sons also working on the farm.
In this census, it is reported that both Sarah’s parents were born in North Carolina so, that much is in limbo. John was also buried near her in the Adams Cemetery. It may be noted that Sarah’s son, Clarence, went on to raise a family of his own and was also buried in the Adams Cemetery.
Onward to 1910, at 61, Sarah is now listed as mother of Head of House, effectively turning things over to her eldest son, Brooks, age 29, who was now listed as head. They are now renting a farm in the O’Neals area of Talbot County, and still in the farming business. Along with her son Brooks, there was also her single children Minnie, age 33 and John J., age 22. Living with them was also Mangram Gibson, listed as a worker. Once again, she states that her father was born in SC, while her mother was born in GA.
Sadly, over the next few years, Both Minnie and John J. passed away, and Sarah continued to live with her son Brooks. By 1920, Brooks had married and he and his wife Iver, had given Sarah at least four grandchildren who were now living with them. They were Martha, Edwin, Franklin and Rebecca. They all lived on Junction City Road, presumedly still in the O’Neal area.
In June 1921, Sarah applied for, and was approved, for a Widow’s Pension, claimed for her husband William’s service in the CSA during the Civil War. He having been enlisted in Company D, 4th GA Battalion, 12th Alabama Regiment, CSA.
Two years later, on April 24, 1924, at the age of 75, Sarah passed away and is buried in the Adams Cemetery in Talbotton, near her children.
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