Specifically I am seeking info on the parantage of Sarah Elizabeth Hartley (1768-?).
I have seen several trees that give John Hartley and Martha Willis as the parents of Sarah Elizabeth Hartley, but John Hatley died in 1767 and Martha Willis in 1768, and those dates will only work if John Hartley died after Sarah's conception but before her birth and if Martha Willis died shortly after Sarah's birth, leaving Sarah Elizabeth Hartley an orphan from infancy. Can anyone confirm if that was the case?
I have also seen a story attached to her husband Robert Rowe that indicates her father's name was William Hartley. I have have posted that story at the bottom of this post.
Does anyone have info on this?
Story attached to Robert Rowe (1755-1832)
"FIFTH GENERATIONRobert Roe (c1759-1832) and Elizabeth Hartley
Robert Roe was born about 1759 in Beaufort County, North Carolina, the son of Joshua and Sarah Rowe. Robert served in the Beaufort Co. Militia during the Revolution (1781), and on November 25, 1782 he posted a marriage bond with Elizabeth Hartley, possibly the daughter of neighbor William Hartley. Robert and Elizabeth eventually had four children in Beaufort Co., and after Elizabeth's death Robert remarried Sarah _____ sometime before his own death in 1832."