Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 29 March 1895
After faintly suffering for years, Sarah Parkhurst died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sam McDaniel, in Ladoga, March 16, at the age of 82 years.
Sarah Wright was born in Union County, Ind., Dec. 24, 1812; was married to Samuel Parkhurst Sept. 25, 1828. To them was born ten children, six of whom are still living. They went to housekeeping in true pioneer style, in a log house without chimney or floor, a bed quilt serving as a door. Their kitchen utensils were one wooden pail, a dinner kettle, a skillet, six plates, three knives and forks, three cups and saucers, three spoons and two tin cups.
At the age of sixteen she united with the Old Regular Baptist Church and continued a faithful member until death. Her husband died a few years ago at the age of 84. Mr. and Mrs. Parkhurst were old neighbors here for some years and by their Christian character and honesty had gained many friends in this community. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Airhart and interment was in the Harshbarger Cemetery. -s