Sarah Agnes Barclay has also given me trouble. I thought I had her in Connecticut married to a Porter Blinn but discovered, when I was in Connecticut in 2011, that it was a Sarah Grissom who married Porter Blinn. This is an example of checking other records like marriages and not just relying on census. The Sarah Agnes Barclay Blinn I wanted married a James Blinn. As you read the information below you will see that Sarah is still giving me trouble.
In Salt Lake City, in October 2014, I found a birth record for an unnamed baby. The parents were Jas. B. Blinn and Sarah A. Barclay Blinn. The baby was born 29, June 1868 in Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut. FHL#1313829.
June 29, ____ Blinn, Male, Jas, B. & Sarah A. Barclay Blinn, father 41, mother 22, 121 Park Street, Occupation of the father [M/Woulder] W. H. Tremaine, physician. Mother’s occupation Bonnet Maker.
The 1880 Connecticut Census has a James with a Sarah A. which might be them but the ages do not match the birth record above?
Line 28, 1751/2, 19, 30 Blinn, James B. W, M, 52, Iron Maulder, born Connecticut, parents born Ireland.
Blinn, Sarah A. W, F, 33, Wife, Hair worker, born Connecticut, father born England, mother born Scotland.
Blinn, Rex E., W, M, 8, son, at school, born Connecticut, parents born Connecticut.
Blinn, Olive May, W, F, 3, daughter, at school, born Connecticut, parents born Connecticut.
Source: James Blinn Family, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, page 3, SD#2, ED#4, enumerated 1 of June 1880, by J. McConville.
Sarah Agnes Blinn witnesses a deed between Grace and Amarilla in 1899 in August. I have featured this deed in a previous post on this blog regarding George A. Barclay’s estate. See the post dated March 24, 2014 titled: “Final Decree Aug. 15, 1899 – George’s Legacy.” I am glad Grace got to meet more of her father’s siblings. I think of all the lost stories of this family, sigh!
In the 1900 Census we find Sarah with a daughter in California.
Line 84, 426, 55, 103, Blinn/Blum, Sarah, Head, W, F, June 1834, 65 Wd, 2 children born, 2 died. Born in Scotland, Immigrated 1851, 49 years in U.S., no occupation.
Blum, Louisa, daughter, W, F, Nov. 1853, age 46, S, born California, father born Sweden, mother Scotland, no occupation
Source: 1900 U.S. Federal Census for Sarah Blum, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, SD# 1, ED 306, Sht 4, Assembly Dist. No. 45, enumerated on the 4th day of June 1900, by Joseph A. Gendoth.
If this is Sarah Agnes Barclay Blinn then I find her birth date very interesting and the fact she immigrated in 1851 also very interesting. Her daughter Louise is very confusing with the age 46 and the birth 1853?
1910 U.S. Census Seattle, King County, Washington.
Line 96, 24th Avenue, 46, 56, Blain, Sarah A., head, F, W, 60 Wd, 5 children born 2 living, born Pennsylvania, Scot – Engl, Eng. English, Income, yes, yes.
Leola M. daughter, F, W, 33, D, 0 0, Born Pennsylvania, Father born New Jersey, mother born PA, English, Clerk, Abstract Office, W, No. O, yes, yes.
Source: Sarah Blain Family, 1910 Seattle, King County, Washington 11th Precinct part of, SD#1, ED#93, Ward 3 Part of), Sht#2, enumerated 16 April 1910, by T/F. W. Van Allen. Blain,
In 1920 Sarah is living in an insane asylum and probably has suffered the same fate as Alexander who was found wandering Farmington before his death and ended up in the Rochester Hospital in Olmsted Co., Minnesota. It is very interesting that her parents are born in New York?
Line 65, Blinn, Sarah A, F, W, 69, WD, yes, yes, born Connecticut, father born New York, mother born New York, yes,, no occupation.
Source: 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Napa State Hospital, Napa, California, Juarez Precinct, SD#3, ED# 56, Sht.#16, enumerated 14 January 1920, by John K. Harries.
The information provided below may or may not be the correct family, there is a tombstone at Find A Grave in the Sunset View Cemetery in Contra Costa, California, for a Sarah A. Blinn with the appropriate dates. She is listed as the Mother of Leola M. Kellogg but I don’t know or can’t find a Leola Kellogg marriage record: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Blinn&GSfn=Sarah&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=137683492&df=all&
Daughter Leola Mae may have married first an Alexander Buck and lived in Contra Costa but based on the above, I am not sure.
Line 71, 423, 433, Buck, Alexander, Head, M,W, 35 M, yes, yes, born PA, parents born PA. yes, truck_____Contractor.
Buck, Leola Mae, F, W, 34, M, yes, yes, born Connecticut, parents born Connecticut, none.
Source: Alexander Buck Family, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Contra Costa, California, 7th Township, SD#3, ED#17, Sht.#18, enumerated 31, January 1920, by Claire W. Schmidt.
By 1930 they have moved to Placer, California.
Line 92, 178, 198, Buck, Alexander, yes, M, W, 45, M, 21, no, yes, born Connecticut, parents born Connecticut, 55, yes, rancher, fruit ranch
Buck, Leola, F, W, 44, M, 21, no, yes, born Connecticut, parents born Connecticut
Buck, Sarah, daughter, F, W, 8, S, yes, yes, born Connecticut, parents born, Connecticut, rancher, fruit ranch.
Source: Alexander Budo, 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Placer, California, township 14, ED# 31-27, SD4, Sht#7, enumerated on 22, April, 1930 by Matthew W. Coates.
Sarah J. Buck was born 4 January 1922 in Placer and her mother’s maiden name was Blinn.
1940 we find Alexander with a May in Placer.
Line 41, 141, O, 200, No, Buck, Alexander E. Head, M, W, 55, M, No, 8, born PA, Same house, Farmer. Buck, May, Wife, F, W, 56, M, No, 8, born PA, County Clinton, State PA, no occupation.
Source: Alexander Buck Family, Placer County, California, Judicial 10, SD#2, ED#31-21, Sht 7, enumerated on 22 April, 1940, by Eldon R. Martinson.
It looks like Alexander Buck died on 20 November 1970 in Placer, California and was born 21 December 1884 per the California Death Index.
I find that the Barclay’s were very inconsistent with their census information. I am using census again without other documents like vital records to verify, so the information above is all very uncertain till I get time to dig more.
There is certainly more to do with Sarah Agnes and her family like finding her marriage record and when did James pass. How many children did she actually have? Did I find the correct Sarah in the census or am mistaken. I need to look at vital records and more to see if I cannot get a clearer picture of Sarah Agnes Barclay Blinn.