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From death certificate of Sarah Jane Van Auken:

JOHN VAN AUKEN born NY is named as father in death certificate of Sarah Jane Van Auken filed in Phelps Ontario Co. NY.  Mother is listed as unknown. 


Children of JOHN VAN AUKEN and (unknown):

1.  SARAH JANE born 7 Mar 1839 NY; died 13 Oct 1921 of a stroke at home of daughter, Ruby Caroline Millard of Phelps NY; married ELIJAH STEVEN GREY born about 1831 England; died before 1910.  Sarah Jane is buried in Dobbins Cemetery Seneca Co. NY.  Death certificate of son, Charles, states Sarah Jane was born Town of Phelps NY.  Death certificate of Rhoda Grey says mother born in Town of  Lyons NY.

Family lore indicates that Sarah Jane was orphaned at an early age.  Listed in 1850 census as residing in household of Peter Decker .

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Updated 16 February 2011