Sarah Ellen Clift is the daughter of Robert Clift and Elizabeth Cantle. She was born 3 May 1817 in Clifton Gloucestershire, England.
Sarah Ellen was married to Mr. Selwyn, later divorced.
Theodore Turley and Sarah Ellen Clift were married 26 April 1844 and sealed in the Nauvoo Temple 19 January 1846. Their family consisted of two sons born to Sarah Ellen in a previous marriage: Longmore Congrove Clift Selwyn (1839-1932) and George Augustus Clift Selwyn (1841-1894), and Princette (1845-1847), Joseph Smith (1846-1847) and Hyrum Smith (1846-1847), who all died in infancy, the last two being twins. Sarah Ellen died 4 May 1847 in Winter Quarters (now Florence), Nebraska, the same year as Frances Amelia Kimberley, Theodore’s first wife.
Sarah Ellen is buried in the Mormon Pioneer Cemetery, Omaha Douglas County Nebraska, Plot: Grave #148.
Transcription of the Family Memorial:
Theodore Turley Born in Birmingham England Son
of Wi^m Turley & Elizbeth ^Yates Turley Born April 10th 1801
Sarah Ellen Clift Daughter of Robert & Elizbeth
Clift Born in ^Clifton Bristol England May the 3^rd 1817
Congrave Clift Selwyn Born April 24th 1839 in
George Augustus Clift Selwyn ^Born February 24^th 1841
in England in the Town Cheltenham Glostershire
Sarah Ellen C . . . . . .^d (ealed) with T. T (urley) for T(ime). . & E(ternity)y in year
April 26th 1844 & M__ – – – & Sea ^d allso Sealed in the House
of the Lord Janary19^th 1846
Princette Turley Born August 2^nd 1845 in Nauvoo Daughter of Theodore & Sarah
Ellin Turley Died and Council Bluff ^winters Quarters 10 Day of Septem[cut off] 1846
Joseph Smith Turley Born on the 5 of December 1846
Died at Council Bluffs winters Quarters March 5 1847
Hyrum Smith Born 5^th of December 1846
Died at Council Bluffs winters Quarters April 29 1847
Sarah Ellin Turley Died at Winter Quarters Near Council Bluffs
on the 4 day of may 1847
Theodore Turley Died in Beaver City August 12 1871
come to his death by a cancer in the throat and Mouth
George Wood Jun &
I have a pioneer grandfather named Charles Clifton. His father was John Clifton. He also had a brother John. Charles died in Utah. I live your histories. I also have ancestors who died in Winter Quarters and in Council Bluffs.