Sarah Ann Stainfield was born in 1855 in Tutbury, Staffordshire, England.
Frank and Sarah only had two children. This was likely due to Sarah's poor health. Sarah suffered from phthisis, more commonly called consumption at that time - what is known today as tuberculosis. Cramped living conditions, inadequate nutrition and poor air quality from living in the industrialized city of Boston probably contributed to Sarah's failing health. Fanny most likely cared for her sick mother, and younger sister, Martha, while Frank worked as a coal merchants labourer. Just before Christmas on December 16, 1890, Sarah finally succumbed to the disease that was wasting away her body. She died at the age of 34 years from phthisis pneumonalis and exhaustion .
↑ “1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census,” database, Find My Past (www.findmypast.co.uk : accessed 18 Jul 2017), entry for Sarah Crawford (age 24), Kings Court, Boston, Lincolnshire, England ; citing England, Surrey, Kew: The National Archives, PRO RG 11/3218, folio 131, p. 15, Boston registration district, ED 16, schedule 76. Image available at Find My Past.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Sarah by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Sarah: