Friday, April 3, 2015

Sarah Ellen JOHNSON ROACH COLE

Sarah Ellen Johnson
Your 2nd great grandmother
Birth 3 May 1884 in Estill, Kentucky, USA
Death 6 February 1970 in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, USA


Sarah Ellen Johnson (1884 - 1970)
is your 2nd great grandmother
son of Sarah Ellen Johnson
son of James Linville Roach
daughter of Allen Lee Roach
You are the daughter of Rebecca Diane Roach





I couldn't find a record for her birth or a census prior to her marriage.  She was born in 1884 (after the 1880 census).  Her obit said she married John Roach in 1898 and one census says they married 1899.  So her first census is with John Roach.

Now that I have the proper name in...Family Search has 07 Jul 1898 in Irvin, Estill, Kentucky, USA listed for her marriage to John Roach.


Name:
Sarah E Roach
Age:
17
Birth Date:
May 1883
Birthplace:
Kentucky
Home in 1900:
Station Camp, Estill, Kentucky
Race:
White
Gender:
Female
Relation to Head of House:
Wife
Marital Status:
Married
Spouse's Name:
John Z Roach
Marriage Year:
1899
Years Married:
1
Father's Birthplace:
Virginia
Mother's Birthplace:
Kentucky
Occupation:
Neighbors:
Household Members:



Name:
Sarah Roach
Age in 1910:
24
Birth Year:
abt 1886
Birthplace:
Kentucky
Home in 1910:
Hamilton Ward 4, Butler, Ohio
Race:
White
Gender:
Female
Relation to Head of House:
Wife
Marital Status:
Married
Spouse's Name:
John Roach
Father's Birthplace:
Virginia
Mother's Birthplace:
Kentucky
Neighbors:
Household Members:


Then they moved to Indiana.

Name:
Sarah E Roach
Gender:
Female
Residence Year:
1915
Street address:
1204 W 2nd
Residence Place:
Muncie, Indiana, USA
Spouse:
Publication Title:
Muncie, Indiana, City Directory, 1915



Name:
Sarah E Roach
Gender:
Female
Residence Year:
1917
Street address:
1620 9th Whitely
Residence Place:
Muncie, Indiana, USA
Spouse:
Publication Title:
Muncie, Indiana, City Directory, 1917


Then they got divorced.  She stayed in Muncie, Indiana going by her middle name Ellen, and he went back to Butler, Ohio. 


Name:
Ellen Roach
Age:
35
[25] 
Birth Year:
abt 1885
[abt 1895] 
Birthplace:
Kentucky
Home in 1920:
Muncie Ward 4, Delaware, Indiana
Street:
Linclon
House Number:
1313
Race:
White
Gender:
Female
Relation to Head of House:
Head
Marital Status:
Divorced
Father's Birthplace:
Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace:
Kentucky
Neighbors:
Household Members:


She was renting a room to John Cole (relationship listed as roomer).  He later on becomes her husband.


Name:
Ellen Cole
Birth Year:
abt 1884
Gender:
Female
Race:
White
Birthplace:
Kentucky
Marital Status:
Married
Relation to Head of House:
Wife
Homemaker?:
Yes
Home in 1930:
Muncie, Delaware, Indiana
Map of Home:
Street address:
S. Prond St
Ward of City:
1 part of
House Number in Cities or Towns:
925
Dwelling Number:
165
Family Number:
180
Age at First Marriage:
37
Attended School:
No
Able to Read and Write:
Yes
Father's Birthplace:
Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace:
Kentucky
Able to Speak English:
Yes
Neighbors:
Household Members:
Name
Age
58
46
4
[4 10/12] (granddaughter)


I don't know if Anna or the other unknown daughter married a Kennedy and had Rosella.  In Census data she states she had 4 children.  I only have the names of 2.  Her obit said she had 2 sons and 2 daughters.  No name though.

After John Cole died it appears she moves to Kokomo, IN and went back to her Roach last name or accidently reported it as such on this Census.  Or perhaps since she reported she was the mother of the head of the house, the census taker assumed her last name was Roach.


Name:
Ellen Roach
Age:
56
Estimated Birth Year:
abt 1884
Gender:
Female
Race:
White
Birthplace:
Kentucky
Marital Status:
Widowed
Relation to Head of House:
Mother
Home in 1940:
Kokomo, Howard, Indiana
Map of Home in 1940:
Street:
Elizabeth
House Number:
1105
Inferred Residence in 1935:
Muncie, Delaware, Indiana
Residence in 1935:
Muncie, Delaware, Indiana
Resident on farm in 1935:
No
Sheet Number:
6A
Father's Birthplace:
Virginia
Mother's Birthplace:
Kentucky
Woman Marriages:
Yes
Woman Age at First Marriage:
14
Number of Children Ever Born:
4
Attended School or College:
No
Highest Grade Completed:
Elementary school, 4th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939:
0
Income:
0
Income Other Sources:
No
Native Language:
English
Usual Occupation:
Housewife
Neighbors:
Household Members:
Name
Age
39 (son)
27
7
5
4
1
56
14 (niece of James L. granddaughter of Ellen)


Still don't know who Rosella Kennedy's mom is.


Name:
Sarah Cole
SSN:
309-54-4339
Last Residence:
46901 Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, USA
BORN:
3 May 1883
Died:
Feb 1970
State (Year) SSN issued:
Indiana (1965)



Name:
Sarah Ellen Cole
Death Date:
6 Feb 1970
Cemetery:
Crown Point Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:
Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA
Has Bio?:
N
URL:


From site:
Birth: 
unknown
Death: 
Feb. 6, 1970

Note: d Kokomo

Burial:
Kokomo
Howard County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Sec: 21, Lot: 171, Sp: 3




Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Dec 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45500079



And here is her obit: (thank you Facebook groups and khcpl.org)


This is where I got her parents' names.


That's all I have on her.  Next up on the ancestry trail, her father, Daniel Johnson.