Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sarah Bitner Ambrose (1803 - 1873)

Sarah Bitner, my third great-grandmother was born May 18, 1803 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania to John Peter Bitner and Anna Maria Matthews.  According to History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania by John Boucher, she was the oldest of their fourteen children. She married William Ambrose ca 1828, based on the age of their oldest child, George Washington Ambrose.

Sarah Bitner Ambrose lived in Ligonier, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania with William.  After his death in 1868 she stayed on the same family farm with her son Henry and his family also living there with her.  They appear in the 1870 United States Census together in the same dwelling, although in different households.  There is a Susan Sulivan, age 13, in Sarah Ambrose's household in 1870 as well as daughters Mary Ann and Lucinda.  I have not identified who Susan was.

Sarah died January 25, 1873 in Ligonier and is buried in Old Ligonier Cemetery.

Copyright © 2015, Deborah Garber

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