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Sarah Ann Johnson Ballo Turnbow

April 8, 1796–April 27, 1882

Born at Jamestown, Richmond County, Virginia; daughter of Isabella Kirkley and Thomas Johnson. Died at Salt Lake City. 1 (See Document 2.3)


  1. [1] Several birth years were reported for Sarah. The listed birthdate is the most accurate, based on historical information contained in several sources given by Sarah during her lifetime. Samuel Turnbow, Genealogical and Blessing Book, Utah State History, Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City, UT. “Sealings of couples, living and by proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. C, p. 424, Dominico Ballo and Sarah Ann Johnson, May 23, 1860, FHL microfilm 1149514, FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Feb. 2016), Sarah Ann Johnson KZPH-VCY . “Dominico Ballo,” Contributor 1, no. 2 (Nov. 1879): 33. Carol Holindrake Nielson, The Salt Lake City 14th Ward Album Quilt, 1857: Stories of the Relief Society Women and Their Quilt (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2004), 146–148. “Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” p. 130 (1882), Sarah Ann Turnbow; database and images, (, accessed July 2015); citing series 21866, from Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City, UT.