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Sarah Ann (Barry) Graham (1826 - 1908)

Sarah Ann Graham formerly Barry aka McKellar
Born in Parramatta, New South Walesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1843 in Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 82 in Freemans Reach, New South Wales, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2018
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Name and Identity

  • Sarah used a number of surnames Barry, Callar, Kellar and McKellar and Greentree. Most of these are aliases used by her mother or variants of them


  • Sarah Ann was born on 8 June 1826 in Parramatta, New South Wales.
  • Her biological parents were Mary Ann Callow and George Barry.
  • When her mother married William Greentree he took her on as his own child
  • George Barry was a seaman who may have met her mother on the ship Mary in 1823, but was around in 1825 and 1826. Her mother did not marry him.
  • Sarah had 10 half siblings from her mother and William Greentree.


  • She was baptised on 6 August 1826 at St. John's Anglican Church at Parramatta, New South Wales.
  • She was listed as Sarah Ann Barry and her father identified as George Barry.

Early Life

  • In 1828 Sarah Ann was living with her mother Mary Ann in the Parramatta Female Factory.
  • She was called Sarah Ann Callar and her mother was Mary Ann Callar.


  • Sarah Anne married Thomas Henry Graham on 24 August 1843 in the Church of England Church at Wilberforce, New South Wales.
  • Sarah Ann used the surname McKellar, this is one of the aliases of her mother.
  • Sarah Ann was 17 years old and Thomas was 24 years old
  • Sarah and Thomas had 12 children - Harriet Maria, Diana Leslie, Elvira, Phoebe, Rachel, William Henry, Mary Ann, Thomas Albert, Alice Esther. Sarah Ann, Oscar George and Ephraim James

Death and Burial

  • Sarah Anne died at the age of 82 on 20 September 1908 at the reisence of her son Euphraim in Freeman's Reach, New South Wales.
  • On her death record she lists William Greentree as her father.
  • She was buried in September 1908 in Wilberforce, New South Wales .
  • Her Grave Index lists her maiden name as Barry.


  • New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Baptisms, 1790-1916
  • 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census / Parramatta Female Factory
  • Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 / Vol. VC
  • New South Wales Registery of biths, Deaths and Marriages / 282/1843

Marriage NSW BDM Index 282/1843 V1843282 27C GRAHAM THOMAS married MCKELLAR SARAH A (CM) (CM=Church of England Wilberforce NSW)

  • Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 / No. 11965
  • Australia and New Zealand, Find a Grave Index Index, 1800s-Current
  • Windsor and Richmond Gazette, 3 Oct 1908

Mrs. Sarah Ann Graham, relict of the late Thomas Graham who died about four years ago, passed, away at the residence of her youngest son, Mr. E. Graham, at Freeman's Reach on the 20th ultimo, at the age of 82. The deceased, who was a woman of kindly disposition and beloved by all, was a native of the Hawkesbury, and was a daughter (ED: Step-daughter) of the late William Greentree, who lived at Magrath's Hill and Freeman's Reach. Her family consisted of the following: — Mrs. H. Voller, Mrs. Wilkinson (Balmain), Mrs. Alfred Gosper (Seven Hills), Mrs. Riley (Burwood), Mrs. George Hayes (who with her husband is on her way back from England after a holiday trip); and the sons are William (Moree), Thomas (Geurie, N.S.W.), Oscar (Macquarie River) and Ephraim (Freeman's Reach). The interment took place at Wilberforce, when a large concourse of people attended. Messrs. T. Collison and Son were the undertakers.

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