“Sally” Sarah Ann Cockrell was born in Fauquier, Virginia about 1788. Her father, Anderson, was 51, and her mother, Mary nee Johnson, was 48. She married Patrick Francis in Fauquier, Virginia, May 1, 1808.
They had twelve children during their marriage. They were in order of their birth: Mary Jeffries, Reuben Arthur, Hannah Jane, Margaret, Henry Patrick, Andrew Jackson, Joseph W, Harriet C, Owen Thomas, Sarah Ann, John Robinson, and William Alexander.
She died on June 18, 1874, in Lewis, West Virginia, having lived a long life of 83 years. Her body was interred in Vandalia Cemetery, Lewis County, West Virginia.