Every Thursday I will post a photo of a Headstone along with a short biography or interesting fact about that particular Ancestor. I hope you enjoy them.
This week I am featuring my 3rd Great Grandmother who is buried in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery located in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri. She is the only one of her family that is buried here, and that includes her husband.
Sarah Johnson was born in 1806 in New Hanover, North Carolina. She is the only known child born to Edward Johnson (1771-1843) and Margaret Pigford (1776-1830). She married Francis Register (1809-1874) in 1831 in North Carolina. They had 4 children, 3 sons and 1 daughter. By 1836 the family moved to the outskirts of St. Joseph, Missouri, and they bought a 40 acre farm. They raised hogs, chickens and cows and planted corn, wheat and hemp. Sarah died on January 14, 1870, at the sanitarium located in St. Joseph from Tuberculosis.