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Sarah Rebecca Metcalf

Sarah Rebecca Metcalf was born circa 1836 at Maryland. She married Allen A. Channell, son of Abraham Channell and Jane Anderson, in 1853.

Sarah and Allen had two children:

  1. Sarah Elizabeth Channell (1856-1919)
  2. George Washington Channell (1858-1937)
Sarah died on 28 Aug 1900 at Fawn Grove, York County, Pennsylvania. She was buried at Fawn Grove United Methodist Church, Fawn Grove, York County, Pennsylvania.


  1. Dennis says:

    I have been trying to find information on Sarah Rebecca Metcalf (my great great grandmother) for a long, long time. I’ve been able to place her birth in Maryland between 1835 to 1838, but have been unable to find any Metcalf families (under all its various spellings) that are a good fit. She should appear in the 1850 census with her family. I should probably expand my search. Just because she was born in Maryland, doesn’t mean she was there 14 years later. Sarah may have a sister named Emily J. Medcalf, born 20 May 1830 at Maryland, who married Isaac Channell, the brother Allen A. Channell.

  2. Dennis says:

    1840 Baltimore City and County Metcalf households include:

    • Abraham P. Medcalf, Baltimore District 1; 3 females aged 10 and under
    • Edward Medcaff, Baltimore Ward 10; 1 female aged 10 and under
    • Richard Medcalf, Baltimore District 2; 2 females aged 10 and under
    • Frankn [sic] Medcalf, Baltimore District 5; 1 female aged 10 and under
    • Abegail Metcalf, Baltimore City, Ward 3; 0 females aged 10 and under
    • Elijah Metcalf, Baltimore City, Ward 11; 4 females aged 10 and under

    There’s also a:

    • William M. Medcalfe, Baltimore City, Ward 14

    William was born circa 1790 in Pennsylvania. Judging by his children’s birth places, he moved back and forth, having most of his children in Maryland. While there’s no way to be sure at this time whether this is Sarah (or Emily’s) family, the pattern of living in both states might explain how or why Sarah and Emily (both born in Maryland), ended-up in Pennsylvania. William appears to have been a successful banker. There is a merchant, physician, and banker’s clerk listed among his children. Perhaps I’ll be able to find a probated will that lists all his children?

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