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An American Family History

Sarah Lupton Yerkes

West Virginia is located in the Appalachians and was originally part of Virginia. The capital and largest city is Charleston. It became a state during the Civil War and was admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863.

Sarah Lupton Yerkes was born on December 24, 1787 in Jefferson County, West Virginia. She was the daughter of Benjamin Lupton and Mary Conklin.

She married Josiah Yerkes in 1805 in Jefferson County. Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on Josiah and Sarah Yerkes.

She died when she was 53 on March 8, 1841 in Washington Township, Carroll County, Indiana, She was buried in Paint Creek Cemetery with her husband Josiah.

Children of Josiah Yerkes
and Sarah Lupton

Eliza Yerkes Fox
William B. Yerkes
Mary B. Yerkes
Josiah Yerkes, Jr.  
Sarah Ann Yerkes Hinkle 
Catherine Yerkes Cline
David Henry Yerkes
Rebecca Yerkes Lenon 
Henry Clay Yerkes

Berkeley County, Virginia was created from the northern third of Frederick County, Virginia in 1772. Jefferson County was formed from the county's eastern section. In 1863 Berkeley County became part of the new state of West Virginia.
 

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