Sarah Goldthwaite

b. 19 November 1828, d. 22 March 1905
  • Sarah Goldthwaite was born on 19 November 1828 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
  • George Thomas Goldthwaite and Olivia Price Wallach appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Montgomery, Alabama, the latter three children of his deceased brother Robert Henry Goldthwaite. Also in the household was Ellen Wallach, probably the unmarried sister of Olivia.. Other members of the household included Sarah Goldthwaite, George Goldthwaite, Anne Goldthwaite, Richard Wallach Goldthwaite, Mary Robbins Goldthwaite, Henry Goldthwaite, Robert Wallach Goldthwaite, George Goldthwaite and Charles Goldthwaite.
  • She married Samuel King McIlhenny, son of Robert McIlhenny and Martha King, on 16 December 1857 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, at Christ Church.
  • Samuel King McIlhenny and Sarah Goldthwaite appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Houston, Harris County, Texas. Also in the household were Sam (age 14) and Martha (22), children from his earlier marriage to Hester Malinda Mosely, who died in 1847.
  • Sarah Goldthwaite became a widow at the 13 December 1863 death of her husband Samuel King McIlhenny.
  • The following appeared on 4 January 1864 in The Tri-Weekly Telegraph: [Died] At Laredo, Dec. 13th, 1863, of Plurisy, Mr. S. K. McIlhenny, of this city, aged about 58.
         Mr. McIlhenny came to this city in 1845, since which time he has constantly resided here. For many years he was the chief clerk of the house of W. J. Hutchins, where by his probity of character and strict attention to business he gained a position which on Mr. Hutchins' retiring enabled him to succeed to the large mercantile business of that concern. He began here penniless, but by economy and devotion accumulated a handsome profit. At the beginning of the war the house of which he was head, McIlhenny, Willis & Bro., were doing a heavy and most profitable business. Like all the rest of our leading houses, the war broke up their trade. For the last year Mr. McIlhenny had, however, been endeavoring to establish a branch at Matamoros, and had succeeded in building up a fair business there when the fall of Brownsville interrupted it again. The exposure attendant upon the exertions rendered necessary in looking after the interests intrusted to him there brought on the attack from which he died.
         He was a good citizen, a firm friend, a devoted husband and father, and leaves many friends to mourn his death. Peace to his ashes.
  • According to the Goldthwaite history compiled by Charlotte Goldthwaite, published in 1899, at the time of its writing Sarah Goldthwaite McIlhenny was living in Liverpool with her only son, an invalid.
  • Sarah Goldthwaite and George McIlhenny appeared in the British census of 31 March 1901 in Abercromby, Liverpool Saint Bride Parish, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, at 170 Bedford Street. They were enumerated in the household of engine driver John Evans and his wife Elleanor, with one female domestic servant. Both Sarah and George were "Living on own means."
  • Sarah Goldthwaite died on 22 March 1905 at age 76.
  • She was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, Pike County, Alabama.
  • Last Edited: 16 Nov 2015

Family: Samuel King McIlhenny b. 21 September 1807, d. 13 December 1863