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Sarah Stover (Boone)

Also Known As: "Sarah Adeline Boone", "Hannah Boone"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bradninch, Exeter, Devon, England
Death: Died in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
Cause of death: Death date and location need documentation--PW
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Boone, III and Mary Maugridge Boone
Wife of Jacob Stover (Stauffer), Sr.
Mother of Barbara Lionberger (Stover); Jacob Stover, Jr. and Abraham Stover
Sister of George Boone IV; Mary (died infant) Boone; Squire Maugridge Boone, Sr.; Mary Webb; John Boone and 11 others

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About Sarah Stover

The traditional version of the Boone family history posits Sarah Boone as having married Jacob Stover (Stauber, Stauffer) in Philadelphia on 15 March 1715 and settling in Oley Township, Philadelphia (now Berks) County, Pennsylvania. She is believed to have died in the 1720s or 1730s, possibly prior to her husband's settling of the Shenandoah Valley beginning in 1729-1730. He was remarried to a wife Margaret by 1738, and Sarah was not listed as her father's survivor in 1744.

"The First 5 Generations of the George Boone Family" 

The Boone Society, Inc., October 2006 http://www.boonesociety.org/ "The Boone Society has copies of actual baptisms at St. Disens Church in Bradninch, Devonshire, England, for 6 of the children of George Boone III and wife Mary. (Note: the Old James Boone Genealogy gives us the actual birth dates.) George III & Mary actually had 10 children, which include two daughters named Mary, (the first died in infancy)... '1692 Sarah ye daughter of George Boone baptized the 28th day of March'. From James Boone Genealogy: "SARAH BOONE (Daughter of George & Mary Boone) was born on the Fifth Day of the Week, about u H. past 11 in the Forenoon, on the 18th of February 1691-2." Sarah married Jacob Stover 15 March 1715 in Pennsylvania."

The following books are among those who refer to the Boone-Stover marraige:

  • Leaves of a Stunted Shrub by William G Scroggins, 1998 (avail on Google Books books.google.com/books?isbn=0979125758), Vol 1, pp. 9-10 (Chapter on George Boone)
  • In The Footsteps Of Daniel Boone - books.google.com/books?isbn=0895873087

K. Randell Jones - 2005, Page 2

  • The Friendly Virginians: America's First Quakers by Jay Worrall, Iberian Pub., 1994, p. 20

Excerpts from Hazel Spraker, The Boone family: a genealogical history,The Tuttle Co, Rutland, VT: 1922. p. 23

Online at books.google.com/books?id=xnIZAQAAMAAJ

Sarah Boone, b. 18 Feb., 1691 or '92 (Old Style) or 29 Feb., 1792 (New Style); d. probably before 1744; m. 15 Mar., 1715, Jacob Stover, also spelled Stuber and Stowber. Her marriage is recorded in Christ Church, Philadelphia. She was one of the three eldest children of George Boone III, who came to America in advance of the parents; was married and settled in Oley township, Philadelphia Co. (now Berks), before their arrival. (See old James Boone Genealogy.) While she was the first of the family to settle in that locality, she evidently did not affiliate with the Friends Meeting there, as no data concerning her appears in the Quaker records. She was no doubt absorbed by the German element into which she married. It is also possible that she died quite young, as it is recorded that her father, when he died in 1744, left eight children. As all the others are known to have survived their father, Sarah must have been the first one to die. Her descendants, if any, are unknown. We find that one Jacob Stauber was granted land, on Oley Creek, Philadelphia Co. (now Berks Co.), in 1714. (6) It is thought that Jacob removed to Virginia, probably after his wife's death, for we find in Virginia record of one Jacob Stover's sale of land in Augusta Co. (now Rockingham Co.), to George Boone of Oley; one tract of 500 acres and another of 1000 acres described as near the end of North Mountain, on a small branch of the Shenandoah, part of 5000 acres laid out for Stover by the Council of Virginia July, 1730. In 1738 a wife Margaret (Stover) signed a deed for land sold by Jacob to another person. Margaret was probably a second wife, (c)

References :

(6) Pennsylvania Archives, 2nd Series, Vol. 19, page 583. (c) Chalkley's Abstracts from Public Records of Rockingham (Augusta) County, Va.

However, there are some researchers who are skeptical about whether Sarah Boone married Jacob Stover and, if so, whether she was the mother of his children. See Spraker on Sarah Boone: http://home.comcast.net/~adhopkins/bs-sarah-boone.pdf

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-http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rice/master2-o/p48.htm#i2928 Sarah Boone was born on 18 February 1690/91. She was the daughter of George Boone III and Mary Maugridge. Her married name was Stover. Sarah Boone married Jacob Stover. Sarah Boone died in 1744.

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From a copied letter found in the local history room of the Luray Library in Luray, Virginia, between Archibald F. Bennett, General Secretary for the Salt Lake City LDS Library and Mrs. J. H. Buchanan, Boone Family Association of Washington, dated 1 December 1956:

I presume you are familiar with what was printed in The Boone Family, pp. 23-24, but to save your time I shall copy it here:

"Sarah Boone, b 18 Feb. 1691 or '92, or 29 Feb. 17 92 (N.S.), d, prob, before 1744; md. 15 Mar. 1715, Jacob Stover, also spelled Stober and Stowber. Her marriage is recorded in Christ Church, Philadelphia. She was one of the three oldest children of George III, who came to America in advance of the parents; was married and settled in Oley township, Philadelphia Co. (now Berks), before their arrival. While she was the first of the family to settle in that locality, she evidently is not affilated with the Friends Meeting there, as no data concerning her appears in the Quaker reconds. She was no doubt absorbed by the German element into which she married. It is is also possible that she died quite young, as it is recorded that her father, when he died in 1744, left eight children. As all others are known to have survived their father, Sarah must have been the first one to die. Her descendants, if any, are unknown. We find that one Jacob Stauber was granted land one Oley Creek, Philadelphia Co. (now Berks Co.), in 1714. It is thought that Jacob removed to Virginia, probably after his wife's death, for we find in Virginia record of one Jacob Stover's sale of land in Augusta Co. (now Rockingham Co.), to George Boone of Oley; one tract of 500 acres and another of 1,000 acres described as near the end of North Mountain, on a small branch of the Shenandoah, part of 5,000 acres laid out for Stover by the Council of Virginia, July, 1730. In 1738, a wife Margaret (Stover) signed a deed for land sold by Jacob to another person. Margaret was probably a second wife."

It is quite evident from the above that the author had not traced the family of Jacob Stover and Sarah Boone. There is no proof that she died before Jacob left Pennsylvania, but she was evidently dead by 1738, when Jacob's wife Margaret signed a deed with him. It is necessary to indentify the Jacob Stover of Augusta Co., Va., with the husband of Sarah Boone.

In the volume Eisenhower, Man and Soldier, it has this to say of the Stover family:

"Our journey leads us to Augusta County, Virginia, where General Eisenhower's mother, Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower, was born on May 1, 1862, in the little hamlet of Mount Sidney, near Staunton.

"The Stover's too, have been in America more than two hundred years -- General Eisenhower's forebears settled here in Augusta County sometime between the years 1727 to 1732.... Here the Stovers lived through the generations.... Here she lived with her father, Simon P. Stover, her mother, Elizabeth J., and her brothers and sisters--- there were nine in the family, her parents and seven children...

"Delving into the old birth records (of Augusta Co., in Staunton) we find this entry: 'May 1st 1862-White, Female, Parents, - Simon P. Stover - Elizabeth J. Stover'

"Among these records we dig up the will of Simon P. Stover, General Eizenhower's grandfather, proved on January 26, 1874, leaving his estate in the hands of his son, Charlie, to care for the family from the procceeds of the farm.

Continuing our search, we come upon the 'settlement of Daniel Stover,' General Eisenhower's great-grandfather, dated January 18, 1862, which gives the heirs of his son, Simon, as follows: 'John F., Jacob W., Charles W., Joseph W., Simon C., Elizabeth.'

"And here is another will, dated August 13, 1811. It is the last testament of an earlier Daniel Stover, General Eisenhower's great-great-grandfather. He left his property to his sons, Jacob, David, Daniel, Simon, Samuel (all Biblical names) and a daughter, Elizabeth. To Daniel he left 'my German Bible'.

"The earliest of these Stover records is that of Jacob, who evidently arrived in the 1730's and later obtained a grant of '5,000 acreas in East Rockingham.' This was the great-great-great-grandfather of General Eisenhower....

"Jacob Stover married Sarah Boone in Philadelphia, March 15, 1715. She was sister of Squire, father of Col. Daniel Boone, of Kentucky and Missouri. Jacob Stover sold to his brother, George Boone, 1,500 acreas of his 5,000 acre 1733 (Orange Co. Deed Book 1:189). George Boone married Deborah Howell.... George Boone and Deborah had a son, William Boone, who married Sarah Lincoln. Her brother, John Lincoln, married Rebecca Moore, settled on Linville Creek, and was the great grandfather of President Abraham Lincoln." (A History of Shenandoah County, by John W. Wakeland, p. 648.)

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Document owned by the Boone Society: "1692 Sarah ye daughter of George Boone baptized the 28th day of March"

From James Boone Genealogy: “SARAH BOONE (Daughter of George & Mary Boone) was born on the Fifth Day of the Week, about ½ H. past 11 in the Forenoon, on the 18th of February 1691-2.”

"Sarah married Jacob Stover 15 March 1715 in Pennsylvania, Hazel Spraker, “The Boone Family” p. 23."

“No known children of Sarah Boone & Jacob Stover,” explains Spraker, “Sarah married Jacob Stover 15 Mar 1715, as recorded in Christ Church, Philadelphia. … possible that she died quite young, and her descendants, if any, are unknown. In 1738 a wife Margaret (Stover) signed a deed for land sold by Jacob to another person, so Margaret was probably a second wife.”

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Sarah Stover's Timeline

1692
February 18, 1692
Bradninch, Exeter, Devon, England
March 28, 1692
St. Disens Church, Bradninch, England
March 28, 1692
Bradninch, Exeter, Devonshire, England
March 28, 1692
Bradninch, Exeter, Devonshire, ENGLAND
1699
October 13, 1699
Age 7
Bradninch, Exeter, Devonshire, England
1714
March 15, 1714
Age 22
Philadelphia Co, PA
March 15, 1714
- 1715
Age 22
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Married in Christ Episcopal Church, Philadelphia

1714
Age 21
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1716
1716
Age 23
Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
1717
September 29, 1717
Age 25
Philadelphia, PA, USA