Just A Short Story

Jerome Pearl 1775 – 1825 married Amaryllis Alworth in 1800.  They had 9 children, one of whom was our Hampton Pearl’s direct ancestor, John Porter Pearl.  Two of John Porter Pearl’s sisters were Beulah Moseley Pearl and Sarah Alworth Pearl.  Sarah was baptized 12 Aug 1810 in Wethersfield, CT.  She died on 23 Nov. 1876 in Hampton, CT.

Sarah and her sister Beulah were co-administrators of their mother’s estate in 1850.  On their mother’s death, they received the bulk of the estate, including the home and furnishings thereof.  After Beulah died in 1852, Sarah continued to live in the home.  She never married, though she apparently had several offers.  It is said that she confided to her last suitor, a Captain, that now that Beulah was dead, if the right man called she might accept his proposal of marriage.  “And whom” asked the Captain, “might the right man be?”  Sarah thought about that for a moment and answered, “He must not drink, smoke or take snuff, he must be a Democrat and belong to the Congregational Church.”  “Goodbye Sarah” said the Captain, “You will never find that kind of a Democrat!”

The only relatives mentioned in Sarah’s will were John and Samuel, one received $25 and the other $50.  The remainder of Sarah’s estate went to the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions

….D. Vander Meulen, Pearl Historian.  The information on Sarah came from Norton Lee Bretz’s History of John Pearl

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