Sarah Voss Cordon
BIRTHDATE: 11 Sep 1847
Rugby, Warwickshire, England
DEATH: 1 Jul 1934
Willard, Box Elder Co., Ueah
PARENTS: Thomas Voss
PIONEER: 17 Oct 1862
Henry W. Miller Wagon Train
SPOUSE: Edwin P. Cordon
MARRIED: 14 Dec 1867
Salt Lake, Endowment House
DEATH SP: 1 Jul 1929
Willard, Box Elder Co., Utah
Ida Pauline, 10 Sep 1868
Ada Amelia, 29 Sep 1870
Eliza Ehnira, 23 Oct 1872
Sarah Priscilla, 5 May 1875
Alfred, 9 Jan 1878
Baby Cordon, Abt 1880
Edwin Voss, 3 Feb 1882
Joseph Moroni, 12 Sep 1884
Rachel Alice, 27 Dec 1886
Sarah Voss Cordon born in Rugby Warwickshire, England. She was the third child in a family of nine. Her early childhood was spent in her birth place.
At the age of seven, Sarah, with her parents and sisters, sailed for America in a sailing vessel called the "Emerald Isle." They were on the ocean six weeks landing the latter part of December, 1854.
They settled in Williamsburg or better known now as New York City. Here her mother kept a little store from which they was able to save enough money to take the family by train to Florence, Iowa, or now Council Bluffs.
While making the trip some of the cars took fire and burned all their bedding and clothes, leaving the family in destitute circumstances.
In Council Bluffs they camped for seven weeks waiting for teamsters to get ready to make the journey across the Plains. They crossed the Plains in 1862, in Captain Miller's Company. They walked all the way and waded all but one river, the Missouri River.
Upon reaching their destination they were met by William Haddon, Sarah's Uncle, who took the family to his home in Rockport, Utah. Her mother and her sister, Phebe, went to Salt Lake where they did house work for a year.
Brother McKay came to Rockport and took the family to his home in Huntsville. From there they moved to Willard where they made their home.
The last place Sarah worked was for Ransom Beecher. It was during this time that she met Edwin Parker Cordon, whom she later married in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City. Wilford Woodruff performed the ceremony.
Her first home was a two-room log house, situated where the Willard store now stands. They next lived where Bishop Cordon had been living just across the street from their first home.
Edwin bought a home in South Willard, two and a half miles south of town. Here they made there home until in 1912, when Edwin was forced to give up farming because of the loss of one of his eyes. They built their next home in Willard.
She was always very handy with her needle doing all the sewing for the family; knitting their stockings, and making many beautiful quilts.
Sarah has been a widow for the past fifty-one years, then passed away at the age of eighty-nine.