Aunt Sarah Sullivan, colored, Taylor County's (Kentucky) oldest resident, died Monday at the age of 110 years. Aunt Sarah is shown here with Rena Niles, Courier-Journal writer in August 1941, who wrote a feature article for the Sunday Courier at that time.
Aunt Sarah died in the neighborhood where she spent many of her years, near Saloma, at the home of a grandchild, Mrs. Sam Harding and husband.
She was a native of the county and at her years remembered much about the slave period.
She was born on the estate of Horatio Chandler and in the settlement after his death was sold to James S. Durham for $580. She was later sold to Henry Sullivan and took the Sullivan name. This sale is recorded in Record Book 2, page 2 in the County Clerks office.
Aunt Sarah was an old-time reliable colored woman who took her religion seriously and was for many years the best of help in various homes with her "white folks."
She was a member of the Union Baptist Church.
She remained remarkably active for her years until recently and was past the half-way mark on her 111th year.
Surviving are two sons, Lloyd, Indianapolis, and Joe, of Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday at the Union Baptist Church.
Aunt Sarah worked for years with the R. L. Buckner family and with the Isaac Hoagland family.
~The News-Journal, Thursday, January 11, 1945
Kentucky Death Records Index, rootsweb
SULLIVAN, SARAH A; age 110; death place TAYLOR; residence TAYLOR; death date 08 Jan 1945; Volume 005, Certificate 02199