In 2007, Diane Crane Benelli published, "Sarah (Kip) Crane Scudder and Her Revolutionary-War-Officer Husbands," in volume 138, no. 4, of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. A few years back I had placed online, Diane's original unedited copy of the published article, which includes additional information on Sarah's ancestry, her extended family, and the lives of her Revolutionary War Officer husbands.
In 2007, when the original article was published, Sarah's date of death was not known. She had been located, as Sarah Scudder, on the 1830 U. S. census in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia), when she would have been aged seventy-five. Greenbrier County property tax assessment rolls list Sarah Scudder's estate in 1844, so all that was known was that she died sometime between 1830 and 1844. Until now.
This past week Diane e-mailed me with the date of Sarah's death which was discovered in two New York newspapers of that period. Sarah's death notice ran in The New York Commercial Advertiser, December 22, 1836 (page 2, column 6), and in The Spectator, December 27, 1836 (issue 46, p. 1, col. 7). It read:
As for details on Sarah Kip's life - I'll leave that to Diane's original account which can be viewed here.