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Jay County Obituaries

From The Portland Commercial, Thursday Dec. 19, 1889, section 2, pg. 2, col 3

      “Obituary: Died, Sarah Jones Swallow Bronson+ (+change of spelling or typo error)

      Sarah who was born in Montgomery Co., Ohio, on  December 4, 1814, and died Dec. 4, 1889, 75 years.  She was the daughter of Samuel and Nancy Jones and married to John Swallow in 1833 or 34.  By her first marriage she had 5 children, 3 are deceased and 2 are living, Harrison Swallow and Mrs. McDermott, John Swallow died in Montgomery Co. in 1840.

       Sarah then married Timothy Bronson in Montgomery Co. about 1844.  They had 8 children, 6 are living, 4 sons and 2 daughters.  Her second husband moved to Jay County in 1859 where she resided until last October when she came to Winchester to spend the winter with her son Harrison.  Her husband Timothy Bronson, died on September 23, 1870.  She joined the Christian church in Montgomery Co., about 40 years ago.  She was buried at Yorkshire, Ohio, after the sermon by Elder I. P. Watts of Winchester.”


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