Sarah Ann Martin

Female 1843 - 1927  (83 years)


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  • Name Sarah Ann Martin 
    Born 18 Dec 1843  Bedford County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Aug 1927  College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 17 Aug 1927  Peach Creek Cemetery - College Station, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2963  Cody LeBlanc's Family Tree
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2017 

    Father William Monroe Martin,   b. 1822, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1861, Prince William County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Rhoda Ann Rippy,   b. 14 Feb 1820, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1902, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F2543  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Stephen Greer,   b. 1 Dec 1845, Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1917, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1865  Peach Creek, Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. James Greer,   b. 16 Sep 1869, Peach Creek, Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1917, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    +2. John Greer,   b. 5 Mar 1872, Peach Creek, Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1903, Peach Creek, Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +3. Thomas Jefferson Greer,   b. 1 Feb 1875, Peach Creek, Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1965, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +4. George Washington Greer,   b. 16 Aug 1877, Peach Creek, Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1935, Millican, Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +5. Avery Monroe Greer,   b. 23 Dec 1881, Peach Creek, Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1973, Navasota, Grimes County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     6. Rhoda Ann Greer,   b. 1 Jan 1885, Peach Creek, Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1903, Millican, Brazos County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F1148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Obituary of Sarah Martin Greer
    Obituary of Sarah Martin Greer
    Published in The Eagle on August 17, 1927
    Sarah Martin Greer visits sister in Bryan
    Sarah Martin Greer visits sister in Bryan
    Published in The Eagle on January 8, 1912
    Aged Woman Burned
    Aged Woman Burned
    Published in The Waco News Tribune on August 18, 1927
    Confederate Pension for Sarah Martin Greer, on behalf of the death of Stephen Greer
    Confederate Pension for Sarah Martin Greer, on behalf of the death of Stephen Greer
    Confederate Penision for Use of Widows of Soldiers, signed by Sarah Ann Martin Greer on February 1, 1918
    Death Certificate for Sarah Martin Greer
    Death Certificate for Sarah Martin Greer
    Name: Mrs. Sarah A. Greer
    Birth Date: 18 Dec 1843
    Birth Place: Bedford County, Tennessee
    Gender: Female
    Race: White
    Father: Wm Martin
    Mother: Rhoda Ann
    Age at Death: 84
    Death Date: 16 Aug 1927
    Death Place: Brazos, Texas, USA
    Cause of Death: Burns sustained from grass fire

    Headstones
    Headstone of Steve and Sarah Martin Greer
    Headstone of Steve and Sarah Martin Greer
    Peach Creek Cemetery - College Station, Texas, USA

  • Notes 
    • FIGHTING FIRE IS FATAL FOR AGED WOMAN

      MRS. SARAH GREER, 85, LOSES HER LIFE WHEN FLAMES THREATEN HOME

      Funeral Today

      BODY IS SEVERELY BURNED AND CHARRED BEFORE HELP IS GIVEN

      News of the tragic death of Mrs. Sarah Greer, aged 85 years who was burned to death late Tuesday afternoon at the home of her son, Avery Greer in the Peach Creek community, reached Bryan this morning. Reports of the sad accident are to the effect that Mrs. Greer, and the other members of the family, who were at home at the time, saw the high, dry grass in the pasture near the house burning, and as the fire increased and was fast getting nearer the house, went out to fight against it. While trying to put out the grass fire, Mrs. Greer's clothing caught fire, and were burned off her, her body also becoming deeply burned and charred. So seriously was the aged woman injured, that she died before a doctor could reach the home.

      Deceased has been a resident of Brazos county for more than sixty years, having lived in Bryan with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin, before the days of the Civil War. Only two sisters and one brother of the once large family survive: Mrs. Tom Caywood, and Mrs. Jane Collard of Bryan and Monroe Martin of Batesville, Texas. Three sons also survive the aged mother: Avery Greer, with whom she made her home, George Greer, and Bud Greer, all of Brazos county.

      The body was prepared for burial, and the funeral conducted under the direction of McCulloch-Dansby, funeral directors of Bryan, with interment made at the old Sims cemetery near Millican in the southern part of Brazos county. The hour of the funeral was ten o'clock Wednesday, August 16, and many old time friends and neighbors, who knew and loved the deceased were present to pay the last sad tribute of respect to her memory.

      To the bereaved family, and other relatives, sincere and heartfelt sympathy is extended in this sad hour of sorrow, because of the tragic death of mother, and grandmother, whose long life has been such a benediction to them, and whose sudden death brings them such untold grief.

      (Published in The Eagle on August 17, 1927)