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Sarah Forbes Coombs (Woodhull)

Birthplace: Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, United States
Death: Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, United States
Place of Burial: Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. Richard Woodhull, IV and Sarah Woodhull (Forbes)
Wife of Philip Henry Coombs, IV
Mother of Philip Henry Coombs, V; Sarah Harrod Coombs; Eliza Boardman Coombs; Mary Woodhull Brown (Coombs); Caroline "Carrie" Kelley and 1 other
Sister of Caroline Augusta Pond; Richard Storrs Woodhull; Helen Pond; Frances Woodhull; Lucy W. Hazlett and 4 others

Managed by: Joseph Frederick Strausman
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About Sarah Forbes Coombs (Woodhull)

Mary Lyon - founder of the Wheaton Female Seminary (now Wheaton College) in 1834 and of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary (now Mount Holyoke College) in 1837 - wrote a letter to Sarah Woodhull (her mother) about her daughter (this Sarah Woodhull):

"I have been intending to write you a few lines relative to your daughter. I should be glad to have had a teacher for vocal music of a little more age than your daughter. But if we give the place to another next year, we might not think it best to transfer it the following year. I can give a great share of the responsibility to one of the teachers, which I should give to her if she were older. I think best for her not to teach instrumental music, only vocal music. The time employed will not be more than from four to 6 hours in a week. The compensation which we have given is the bill of board & tuition, & fuel, other incidentals they pay themselves. I propose to make no difference in this compensation between next, & the following years (if she should remain with us), though she might be less useful the first year. Please write & let me know whether you consider it as entirely settled that she is to be with us next year.

Sarah attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary from 1848 to 1849.

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Sarah Forbes Coombs (Woodhull)'s Timeline

June 14, 1830
Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, United States
- 1849
Age 17
South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
December 24, 1856
Age 26
Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States
April 1, 1859
Age 28
January 30, 1861
Age 30
November 15, 1862
Age 32
Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, United States
May 28, 1865
Age 34
Maine, United States
March 20, 1868
Age 37
Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA
June 2, 1909
Age 78
Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, United States
June 4, 1909
Age 78
Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, USA