Sarah Winner

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  • Name Sarah Winner 
    Born 20 Sep 1845  Dover Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Mar 1846  Brooklyn Ship, Approx. Lat. 36. S Lon. 43 W, at Sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1213  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2014 

    Father George King Winner,   b. Abt 15 Aug 1807, Toms River, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1877, near LaHonda, San Mateo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Hanna P.,   b. Abt 1809, of, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married Abt 1827  of Dover, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F717  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • DEATH:
      1. Quote from a newspaper article appearing in the newspaper "Brooklyn Eagle," 7 Sep 1846, p. 2:
      "News from the Oregon Expedition. - The following extract of a letter will be read with interest: On Board Ship Brooklyn, Pacific Ocean, Lat. 48 39S., lon. 78 W. April 23, 1846.
      We have had considerable sickness on board, but it was principally among those who were weakly before we sailed. The following is the list of deaths up to this date: Names. Ages. When died. Disease.
      Joseph Nichols, 2 months, Feb. 14, canker.
      Elias Ensign, 60 years, Feb. 21, delir. tremens.
      George Robins, 5 years, Feb. 28, consumption.
      Chas. D. Fowler, 17 months, Mar. 6, canker.
      Eliza Ensign, 20 years, Mar. 7, consumption.
      Frank Robbins, 17 months, Mar. 14, ".
      Chas. Burr, 17 months, Mar. 17, canker.
      Sarah Winner, 6 months, Mar. 27, ".
      Silas Aldridge, 43 years, April 1, dr'psy in stm'h.
      The above you will please insert in your paper, according to the direction of Samuel Brannan, captain of the company, on board of ship Brooklyn, which sailed from New York with something like 230 emigrants.
      Juan Fernandez, May 8.
      Since writing the above, Mrs. Goodwin, from New Haven, has just breathed her last, owing to a severe fall a few days previous, which occasioned a miscarriage in Child-birth. She was buried in front of a large cave in the side of the mountain, and to-morrow I shall go on shore and put up a board, with all of the particulars upon it, for the next company to visit when they stop there.
      I shall write you again when we arrive at the Sandwich Islands."

      2.Quote from "The Friend," Semimonthly Journal devoted to Temperance, Seaman, Marine and General Intelligence; July 1 1846: Vol. IV, No. XIII, 101; Samuel C. Damon, seaman's Chaplain, Publisher and Editor; Honolulu, Hawaii; At the end of the article are two lists. The first is a list of the ten deaths during the passage and one at Juan Fernandez Island of five adults and six children. Entry for the Winner girl is the ninth: "Friday, 27th March, two o'clock A.M. the daughter of Mr. George K. Winner died of the cankered sore throat, aged 6 months and 7 days." Many of the entries, but not this one, include latitude/longitude and by plotting them on a map, we can surmise the Winner child died approximately 750 miles just very slightly south of due east of Montevideo, Uruguay at approximately Lat. 36 S. Long. 43 W. The second list is a passenger manifest: "George R. (sic) Winner, Lady and six children".

      3. The book "An Intimate Chronicle, The Journals of William Clayton," George D. Smith, editor, pg. 353, reports on when Samuel Brannan returned from California and met up with Brigham Young on 30 Jun 1847. Among other things Clayton recorded: "They had 11 deaths on board their ship during their voyage over, the others I understand are doing well, raising grain, etc."

      4. Viewed at the Bancroft Library in Oakland, CA in "Tullidge's Monthly Magazine & Western Galaxy," vol. 1, p. 78, "The Ship Brooklyn," by Augusta Joyce Crocheron notes newspaper list of passengers: "George R. Winner, lady and 6 children." Notes later: "March 27th 2.00 am the dau. George R. Winner, died of cankered sore throat. Aged 6 mos., 7 days."

      BURIAL:
      1. Words written and pronounced by Kerry Petersen at a shipside memorial service for Sarah Winner on board the Royal Princess in the Atlantic Ocean due south of Montevideo, Uruguay at lat. 36 S., long. 55 W., Sunday, 26 Jan. 2003: "Friends of the ship Brooklyn, this evening we memorialize the death and burial at sea of Sarah Winner. She died on Friday, March 27, 1846, at 2 a.m. during the night. She was buried at sea at approximately latitude 36 S. and longitude 43 W. which is almost due east of our present position on the ship Royal Princess upon which we are passengers almost 157 years later. Sarah was born Sept. 20, 1845 in New Jersey near Tom's River to Captain George King and Hanna P. Winner. She was their seventh child. She died near here of a cankered sore throat at age six months and seven days. She was the ninth death on the voyage of which five adults and 6 children died. Her family became early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They left New York City's Old slip on Feb. 4, 1846 with about 238 other members of their faith. They sought the prospect of deliverance from religious persecution by seeking a new home in the unsettled western coast of North America. They arrived July 31, 1846 and established a colony that would eventually become the city of San Francisco. Their announcement of gold in California started the Gold Rush that made the Untted States a nation from sea to sea. Their voyage was at a time when it was still fearful to take a shipload of familes with women and children around the Horn because of the superstitions of sailors. The ship is known at the 'Mayflower of the West' and their voyage of 24,000 miles was the longest religious pilgrimage of recorded history. Captain Winner assisted with the navigation of the ship Brooklyn. It was under these same navigational stars of the Southern Cross that the Winner family grieviously buried their daughter and sister into the depths of this sea. It is under these same exact stars in the same sea that we dedicate and consecrate this bronze plaque to the memory of Sarah Winner. This plaque has on one face a casting of the image of the ship Brooklyn. On the other face are the birth and death dates of Sarah. It is but a small token to let Sarah know that she is not forgotten. One fellow passenger noted later in her life: 'After all their trials during the six months voyage of tropic heat and heavy storms, the faults, and defects of human nature discovered and endured, there still exists between the living a bond of remembrance and friendship, unlike that of any other claim, and toward the dead a tender regret, a sense of loss, almost of kinship.' With this plaque, we too bridge time and space as we look forward to the day when the sea shall give up its dead for a more perfect future."