Sarah J Goforth is my wife's gggrandmother. My wife descends through Sarah's daugter Elizabeth Goforth b 1886 Mo who married Charlie Carter. Their daughter, Mamie Lucretia Carter, is my wife's grandmother. You may very well be familiar with these names.
I have researched the Sarah J you seek and have concluded that she was a Goforth,not a Hill. If you look at the marriage license for GW Gofoth and Sarah Hill, dated Aug 17 1887, you will notice that Sarah Hill is stipulated as being under the age of 18 which places her birth date minimally at 1870. The Sarah J Goforth who would later marry Jesse Huffman on July 19, 1891, was born as you correctly state in Dec of 1863. Therefore, these two Sarahs cannot be the same persons as the age difference is far too great.
Some researchers have witten that she was a Cameron who married a Hill before marrying GW Goforth. That is quite a resume for a girl so very young. Also, I have never been able to find a Cameron/Hill marriage license in support of this theory.
Family members have said that the only name they ever knew her by was Sarah Goforth. I believe this is for good reason since, as I have said, I believe she was indeed a Goforth. There are some clues to be gleaned from the record which help to identify her and the GW Goforth who married Sarah Hill. If you are interested I will give you my theory and tell you who I think her parents were.
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