Sarah Elizabeth Foss Cowley Fox

Sarah (Sally) Elizabeth Foss Cowley Fox (1827-1899) was born 26 Dec. 1827 in Scarborough, Cumberland Co., Maine. She was the daughter of Calvin Foss and Sarah Brackett Carter and a niece of Phebe Whittemore Carter, who married Wilford Woodruff. She married Matthias Cowley on 17 Oct. 1857, and they had four children; widowed 5 Jun. 1864. She was sealed to Jesse W. Fox about 1871, and they had one child. She died 14 Jun. 1899 in East Bountiful, Davis Co., Utah.

Footnotes

Sarah Elizabeth Foss (KWJR-YML), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 14 Jul. 2022). Sarah Elizabeth Foss Cowley Fox, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/sarah-elizabeth-foss-cowley-fox, accessed 14 Jul. 2022). "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 27 Jun. 2022); Calvin Foss, 28 Feb. 1835, death, Scarborough, Cumberland Co., Maine, p. 39; citing Scarborough, Maine, Town Clerk, “Town and vital records, 1681-1893 (1908),” image 29/143; DGS 7596913. "Western States Marriage Index 1809-2018," database, BYU-Idaho Special Collections (https://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm, accessed 14 Jul. 2022); Matthias Cowley and Sarah Elizabeth Foss, 17 Oct. 1857, Great Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, vol. 4, p. 25, ID #270269; David O. McKay Library, Rexburg, Idaho. "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 14 Jul. 2022); Matthias Cowley, death, 5 Jun. 1864, Great Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 81A; citing Salt Lake City, Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Sexton, “Cemetery records, 1847-1976,” image 174/628; DGS 7420257. 1880 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 8, Sarah E. Fox; FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 14 Jul. 2022). “Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed14 Jul. 2022); Charlotte Jeanette Seaman, 24 Mar. 1952, Ogden, Weber Co., Utah, file no. 52290164, series 81448; Utah State Archives Research Center, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah; DGS 4093488. "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949," database with images, FamilySearch (https:// familysearch.org, accessed 14 Jul. 2022); Sarah Eliz Fox, 14 Jun. 1899, East Bountiful, Davis Co., Utah, p. 98; citing Salt Lake County Management and Archives, image 201/490; DGS 4139834.

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  • Page 354

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    November 3, 1844 ~ Sunday 43rd Sunday I walked [illegible] Sisters Foss I found her & Phebe Foss both sick. Phebe was taken with the nose bleed while I was there & bled much it was thought she bled near two quarts I was there through the day assisting them two sisters from the Saco Factories called to enquire about some friends in Nauvoo. November 4, 1844 ~ Monday 4th Phebe Amelia, &
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    November 3, 1844 November 4, 1844 November 5, 1844 November 6, 1844 November 7, 1844 November 8, 1844 November 9, 1844
  • Page 355

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    November 10, 1844 ~ Sunday ^[FIGURES]^ Nov 10th Sunday morning Phebe & myself both called upon sister Foss family we found them both vary low, it was thought that Sarah Elizabeth Foss would not get well. I wrote two letter one to Ilus F. Carter & one to Freedom & Shuah Moulton giving them an account of the sickness of our friends. Br & sister Scammans was ...
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    November 10, 1844 November 11, 1844 November 12, 1844 November 13, 1844
  • Page 357

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    well could talk her puls became regular, we ceased all further preperations for laying her out. A slight emetic was given her, ^&^ ◊injections with a portions of charcoal, to kill mortification. her body was washed all over will [with] Alkilie of salaratus she vomited black stuff that looked like mortification or that it cone [come] from the liver she appeared better through the day. Doctors Churchel & George Sewell were both asstonished at her being alive on their return they continued to do what ...
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    November 15, 1844
  • Page 358

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    November 16, 1844 ~ Saturday 16th Sister Foss family appears some better to day Sarah Elizabeth appears some on the mend she may yet live. Mrs Woodruff spent the day with them November 17, 1844 ~ Sunday 17th Sunday Sister Foss family are about the same to day A number of friends called to see them Luther & Rhoda Scammans & Ezra Carter Jr was among the number I spent part ...
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    November 16, 1844 November 17, 1844 November 18, 1844 November 19, 1844 November 20, 1844
  • Page 136

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    September 14, 1843 ~ Thursday 13 14th I arose refreshed by sleep took Breakfast with Mother, Mary & Rhoda Foss then got into a waggon with Fabyan, & rode to sister Foss whare I saw Elizabeth, then Rode to Br Luther Scammans, saw Luther & the children & Mother Scammans but Rhoda was out, but she soon come in & the manner she shooked ...
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    September 14, 1843 September 15, 1843
  • Page 55

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    of the Indians. He said that He was thankful that we had got along as well as we had with the Indians since we had been here He thought they had improved in their condition considering what advantages they had quite as much as the Saints had. After meeting I walked down & laid hands upon sister Anderson a Danish woman who was quite sick February 5, 1855 ~ Monday 5th There is quite an excitement through the City to day among ...
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    February 5, 1855 February 6, 1855 February 7, 1855 February 8, 1855 February 9, 1855 February 10, 1855 February 11, 1855
  • Page 259

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    January 12, 1850 ~ Saturday Jan 12th 1850 [FIGURE] I wrote 7 letter to J. Livingston, J. Luce T. Cartwright D. Turner, S. Wells D. Carter and J. Townsend I recieved two letter from [FIGURE] S. Wells & S. Tuttle January 13, 1850 ~ Sunday 13th Sunday I Preached in Cambridgeport January 14, 1850 ~ Monday 14th [FIGURES] I ...
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  • Page 263

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    in a sleigh to Scarboro, we called at Father Carters & it seemed quite Lonesome as no one was at home except Mrs Carter & Mr & Mrs Plummer. we stoped at the place to warm then rode to Sister Foss we there found Fabyan Sister Foss & family, all busy we stoped an hour, took tea, gave some council, & returned to Portland & it was exeeding cold I became quite chilled I spent a portion ...
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    March 4, 1850 March 5, 1850 March 6, 1850 March 7, 1850 March 8, 1850 March 9, 1850 March 10, 1850
  • Page 267

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    March 28, 1850 ~ Thursday 28th [FIGURES] I wrote 9 toLetters to N. H. Felt Thomas Cartwright David Haines, Wm Adshead & J Gibson. It was A cold severe snow storm through the day, I also wrote to mWm Maxfield, Smith Tuttle, Wm Low, & Amasa Lyman I recieved two letters one from Smith Tuttle & Wm Low Elder Leonard Hardy spent ...
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    March 28, 1850 March 29, 1850 March 30, 1850 March 31, 1850 April 1, 1850 April 2, 1850 April 3, 1850 April 4, 1850 April 5, 1850 April 6, 1850 April 7, 1850
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    Mrs Woodruff was also quite unwell, there is some sickness & death in all the camps we have heard from July 6, 1850 ~ Saturday 6th [FIGURE] Mrs Snow Mrs Snow of Cambridgeport was taken sick in the Afternoon with Diarhea took some Medicine called cholera Medicine & immediately grew worse & Died at 3 oolok at nig[ht] we travled 20 miles to day over A bad road on to the platt bott[om] & camped for the night by a slew. ...
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    July 6, 1850 July 7, 1850 July 8, 1850 July 9, 1850 July 10, 1850 July 11, 1850 July 12, 1850 July 13, 1850 July 14, 1850 July 15, 1850