Person:Elizabeth Sapp (3)

Elizabeth F. Sapp
b.10 Dec 1853 Davis County, Iowa
m. abt 1848
  1. Arena Sapp1852 -
  2. Elizabeth F. Sapp1853 - 1921
  3. George Washington Sapp1856 - aft 1925
  4. Reason J. Sapp1859 -
  5. John Sapp1863 -
  6. Harrison Sapp1865 -
  7. Byron D. Sapp1872 -
m. bef 1869
  1. Ida May Baird1869 - 1924
  2. Byron S. Bairdabt 1870 -
m. 10 Dec 1874
  1. Benjamin F. Johnsabt 1876 -
  2. Eugene Johnsabt 1877 -
  3. Della Catherine Johns1879 -
  4. John Alfred Johns1887 - 1947
m. aft 1895?
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth F. Sapp
Gender Female
Alt Birth[4][5] Aug 1849? Davis County, Iowa(based on 1850 census)
Birth[1] 10 Dec 1853 Davis County, Iowa(according to death certificate)
Marriage bef 1869 Davis County?, Iowato A. (?) Baird
Divorce Mar 1869-Mar 1870? Davis County?, Iowafrom A. (?) Baird
Marriage 10 Dec 1874 Wapello County, Iowato Thomas Samuel Johns
Divorce 1888-1895 Iowa(shown as "divorced" in 1895 state census)
from Thomas Samuel Johns
Census[6] 1895 Albia, Monroe County, Iowa
Marriage aft 1895? Iowato Unknown Clifford
Death[1][2] 10 Jun 1921 Dumas, Clark County, Missouri
Burial[2][3] 13 Jun 1921 Oakview Cem, Albia, Monroe County, Iowa(buried as "Elizabeth Clifford")
Obituary[7] 14 Jun 1921 Albia, Monroe County, Iowa

Albia, Monroe County, Iowa, 1895 state census:S6

Sapp, Elizabeth A. 45 yrs b. Wapello County, Iowa (divorced) Keeping House
Johns, Ben F. 19 yrs b. Appanoose Co, Iowa
      Zella [Della] A. 15 yrs b. Appanoose Co, Iowa
      John A. 7 yrs b. Monroe Co, Iowa
McKinney, John 29 yrs b. Illinois (divorced) Laborer

NOTE: These three children were all the offspring of Elizabeth's 2nd husband, Thomas S. Johns. She showed a propensity after the termination of each marriage to return to the use of her maiden name.


Obituary, Albia Republican, 14 Jun 1921:S7

Mrs. W. D. Smith received word that her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Sapp Clifford, had passed away at the home of her son, B. S. Sapp, in Dumas, Missouri. The remains were brought to Albia Saturday and on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, the funeral was conducted by Rev. George Conford of the United Brethren Church. The remains were laid away in Oak View Cemetery. The out-of-town relatives present were her son, John A. Johns and wife of Chicago, Ill., Arthur Smith and wife of Cheyenne, Wyoming, B. S. Sapp of Dumas, Missouri and Mrs. George Sapp and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hunt of Blakesburg.

Death cert. gives birth date as: 10 Dec 1853 [. . . but then she wouldn't have been in the 1850 census].

[Note that Elizabeth's son, Byron, continues to use his mother's maiden name, "Sapp" -- not "Baird," his father's name.]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Missouri Death Certificate no. 14442. (Informant: Byron Sapp), copy on file.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cordelia (Myers) Smith, Family History Notes.
  3. United States, Works Progress Administration, Iowa. Cemetery Records.
  4. Appanoose, Iowa, United States. 1856 Iowa State Census, Union Twp.
  5. Davis County, Iowa. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Marion Twp, p. 273.
  6. Monroe County, Iowa. 1895 Iowa State Census, Albia City, 1st Ward, p. 6, house/family 48/48.
  7. Hindman, Sarah; Iowa) Monroe County Genealogical Society (Albia; Iowa) Albia republican (Albia; and Iowa) Iowa Genealogical Society (Des Moines. Monroe County, Iowa, Albia Republican newspaper, abstractions and index: 1900-1922. (Des Moines, Iowa, United States: Iowa Genealogical Society, 1987-1993), 14 June 1921.