Sarah A. (Huddleston) Harvey July 10, 1857 - November 25, 1906
Sarah A. (Huddleston) Harvey was likelyborn into enslavement in 1857 in Missouri. In 1870, Sarah was living with her mother, Rachel Huddleston, and her brother in Clay Township, Greene County, Missouri, southeast of Springfield. After Sarah married Harrison Harvey on August 5, 1875, she and her mother moved to his home in Cass Township, east of Ash Grove. Sarah moved again with her family before 1900, to West Main Street, Ash Grove, where she remained until her death at age 49 (Russel 2012).
Grave Marker: The grave marker for Sarah Huddleston Harvey is a harp-shaped tablet style limestone monument on a limestone base. Excluding the base, the monument is 24 x 12 x 3 inches in size. The base is 4 x 17 x 9 inches in size. The west face of the monument contains engraved elements of the harp (upper portion), text (central portion), and a floral design (lower portion). Lichen covers at least 20% of the stone surface.
Text on West Face of Monument:
SARAH A. Wife of H. Harvey Born July 10 1857 Died Nov. 25 1906
Berry Family, Ash Grove, MO; Ozarks Afro-American Heritage Museum; Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Humanities and Public Affairs, Missouri State University