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Sarah Ann GREEN

Female 1866 - 1939  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name Sarah Ann GREEN 
    Born November 1866  MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Census 1880  Bruce,LaSalle Co.,IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1900  Lansing,Ingham Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  Lansing,Ingham Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1930  Lansing,Ingham Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 August 1939  Lansing,Ingham Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 16 August 1939  Mount Hope Cemetery,Lansing,Ingham Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Notes 
    • Excerpts from Ethel Hand Armstrong's Story
      A FAMILY NAMED HAND
      ...
      Once our parents and we visited the children of mother's only brother, Walt. (Marcia's note: Walt was a nick name. His name was Lewellyn Walter GREEN.) He was sick and could not take care of them. There was quite a large family of them and there was no way to support them and the father would never be able to so they had been placed in a childrens' home in Indiana. Goldie and I felt so sorry for them because they could not remain and home without a father or mother and they were aware that their father was dying. Later mother's sister Sarah took the baby. (Marcia's note: Sarah's maiden name was Sarah Ann GREEN, her married name Sarah Ann HALEY.) A boy named Miles and raised him as her own. Other relatives took one or two others but all the older ones had to stay at the home until they were sixteen
      ...
      Aunt Sarah came by train from Lansing to visit us sometimes. We always enjoyed her so much. She was short, fat and good natured and she smoked a corn cob pipe. That was interesting to us because we didn't know any other woman who smoked them. Of course she brought cousin Miles with her. He was three or four by then. She always dressed him so nicely but Goldie and I always felt sorry for him. She was always on his back for something. He never did anything right. If he ate fast, she got on him to eat slower and if he ate slower she scolded him for dawdling with his food. I am sure that she was trying to raise him right but she went at it in a funny way.
      Aunt Sarah had been married to a colored man for a number of years. His name was Berriman Haley and he was a nice man but that was a long time ago and mixed marriages were not as common as they are getting to be now. I asked mother about him once and she told me that years before Sarah had been married to a white man and they had two boys. Her husband had been killed and left her with two babies tor raise. There wasn't a big choice of jobs that a woman could get then and the common solution was to remarry as fast as possible in order to have a father for your children. Berriman had offered security and a home and she was desperate enough to accept it. The little boys had both died after a little while and a baby boy born to her and Berriman also died when he was about a year old so she ended up with no children of her own. Berriman was good to her and if she ever regretted her marriage to him no one knew it.
      ...
      We were pretty crowded in the tiny house but we managed. We spent some time with Aunt Sarah while we were in Lansing too. I think that it was at that time that Sarah told mother that before she died, their mother had told her about her Indian blood but she would never say more than that but just before she died she told Sarah that she had been taken by white men in a raid and raised by a white family as a slave and later had married the son of the family. Because she was related to Sitting Bull and all of the Soo tribe hated white men she was afraid to tell anyone who she was until after Grandpa had died because she was afraid they might kill him for revenge. It seemed that she was Sitting Bulls wife's sister. Her Indian name was Grey Fawn.
      ...

      DEATH: Death recorded in Ingham Co., MI (1939) 595 C.L.

      BIRTH: Her obituary says she was born in Peoria, Peoria Co., IL but all of the census records I have found indicate that she was born in Michigan.
    Person ID I522  Marcia Shears
    Last Modified 14 April 2006 

    Father Horton GREEN,   b. 10 January 1848, Medina,Medina Co,OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1909, Howe,Lagrange Co,IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth JONES,   b. 25 May 1842, OH or IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 October 1912, Lansing,Ingham Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 22 March 1866  White Pigeon,St. Joseph,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F39  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 ?,   d. Lansing,Ingham Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married about 1888 
    Children 
     1. LIVING
     2. LIVING
    Family ID F1802  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Miles Berriman HALEY,   b. December 1856, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 February 1938, Lansing,Ingham Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married about 1888 
    Children 
    +1. Miles Delbert GREEN,   b. 12 October 1912, Lagrange Co.,IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 December 1968  (Age 56 years)  [Foster]
     2. (Male) HALEY,   d. Lansing,Ingham Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F264  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S972] HALEY Sarah Ann Obituary 1939, (Lansing State Journal, Publ. Monday, 14 Aug 1939, Page 10).

    2. [S390] 1880 US Federal Census - GREEN Horton Family.

    3. [S956] 1920 US Federal Census - HALEY Miles B. Family, (Lansing, Ingham Co., MI; ED 108, Image 12 of 17 ).

    4. [S975] Mount Hope Cemetery Index - HALEY Miles B and Sarah A., (Mount Hope Cemetery Index, Lansing, Ingham Co., MI), M/F F.574.L2.R4 Index c.2 r.2.


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