Sarah Maria Hasbrouck, the first child of Levi and Hylah
Hasbrouck, was born on November 12, 1823.
She may have been born at her mother’s childhood home in
the township of Rochester, Ulster County. Sarah Maria was in
one of the first classes at the New Paltz Academy which was
founded in 1833. Her composition books are beautifully
written and describe in great detail trips abroad that she may
have taken when she was very young, although it is unclear
when and with whom she traveled. In 1850, at the age of 27,
she married Louis Hasbrouck (her father Levi’s cousin). Louis
was employed by his father-in-law to manage investments and
other business matters. The couple relocated to the town of
Ogdensburg, in upstate New York, where they raised three
children. Sarah Maria Hasbrouck died of typhus fever in 1858,
when she was 35 years old.
“In the bosom of her family she was loved with a tenderness and a strength
which the sweetness of her disposition naturally inspired.”
From obituary for Sarah Maria Hasbrouck
Ogdensburg Journal 1858
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