Sarah Van Burgh Livingston Jay

2 Aug 1756 - 28 May 1802
Sarah Van Burgh Livingston Jay (1756-1802) was born 2 Aug. 1756 in New York, British Colonial America. She was the daughter of William Livingston and Susannah French. She married John Jay on 38 Apr. 1774 in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New Jersey, British Colonial America, and they had six children. She died 28 May 1802 in Bedford, Westchester Co., New York. She was one of the eminent women for whom Wilford Woodruff initiated proxy temple ordinance work in Aug. 1877.

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