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Sarah Elizabeth (Purcell) McElvain (1834 - 1878)

Sarah Elizabeth McElvain formerly Purcell
Born in Tennesseemap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 18 Mar 1856 in Perry, Illinois, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 44 in Lemhi, Lemhi, Idahomap
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Sarah was the daughter of James Purcell and Rebecca Short, born in Tennessee on 29 May 1834. [1]

Sarah married James R. McElvain on 18 Mar 1856 in Perry County, Illinois. [2]

She passed away on 22 Aug 1878 in Lemhi County, Idaho. [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 24 December 2021), memorial page for Sarah Elizabeth Purcell McElvain (29 Mar 1834–22 Aug 1878), Find a Grave Memorial ID 19768902, citing Yearian Cemetery, Leadore, Lemhi County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by KS Tobias (contributor 46869080) .
  2. "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 28 November 2018), > image 1 of 1; county offices, Illinois.
  • McElvain Family history

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