Samuel Chandler Wait
Hannah Morse
(Cir 1794-1870)
John Lyons
Eliza Wait
Sarah A. Lyons Felcher


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Sarah A. Lyons Felcher

  • Born: 9 Aug 1845
  • Marriage (1): David Wait on 25 Dec 1866 in Floyd, Iowa 104
  • Died: 1932, Charles City, Iowa at age 87
  • Buried: 1932, Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua Iowa

  Noted events in her life were:

Parents. 108 Sarah was on of three children born to Eliza Waite and John Lyons. Eliza married two other times - to James Welch and had two children and then to John Felcher, Jr. as his second wife and had five children.

Census, 1850, Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa. 109 A Lyons (spelled Lions) family is living in Fairfield in 1850. Olliver is 30, born ?; Ann is 29 born in NY; Sarah is 8, born in NY or VT; Joseph is 6; Mary is 4; Jesse is 1. The enumerator's handwriting is the poorest I've seen so the birth places are scrawls.

Another Lyons family (spelled Lyons) is living next door. The parents are age 32 and 26 and they have 4 daughters ages 1 - 8.

Census - Felchers and Waits, 1860, Nashua, Chickasaw County, Iowa. In the 1860 census, the John Felcher, Jr. family is: John, 34, a day laborer, born in NY; Eliza, 36, born in VT; Sarah Lyons, 15, born in VT; John Lyons, 12, born in NY; Esther Felcher, 10, born in NY and Florence Felcher, 2, born in Iowa.

This looks as though there were two families. The census record clearly shows Sarah and John to be Lyons and Esther and Florence to be Felchers. It's possible that this is Eliza's second marriage, having had Sarah and John by a Mr. Lyons while they lived in both Vermont and New York.

This family lives close to the James Helms family (see Belinda Helms) and next door to the John Felcher, Sr. family. The Sr. family was John, Sr., 66 born in Mass.; Esther, 65, born in Conn.; Hiriam, 30, born in NY; and a Emerson Raysnon (?), 9 a male born in NY.

John Felcher, Jr. served in the Civil War, Company C, 27th Iowa Infantry.

Census, 1910, Nashua, Bradford, Chickasaw County, Iowa. 110 Sarah is 65 and living on Charles City Road. Her son Dean is 36 and living with her. Dean is a barber with his own shop.

Census, 1920, Nashua, Chickasaw, Iowa. 111 Sarah is living on River Street in Nashua. She is 74 and was born in NY. Her son Dean age 46 is living with her in an owned home.

Contrary to later censuses, Sarah listed that her parents were both born in Vermont.

Census, 1930, Bradford Tnsp, Chickasaw County, Iowa. 112 Sarah is 86 and living by herself in an owned home that is not on a farm. She was born in New York as were her parents.

Sarah married David Wait, son of William E. Wait and Margaret Clark, on 25 Dec 1866 in Floyd, Iowa.104 (David Wait was born on 12 Dec 1833 in Brasher, New York,106 died in 1907 in Nashua Iowa 105 and was buried in 1907 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Nashua, Iowa 105.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

Sarah's name, 1866, Floyd, Iowa. 104 Sarah's last name is shown as Lyons in this record.

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