Sarah Ann Eliza explained that she had already lost one daughter, the doctors had told her that she probably would not have any more children, and so she had decided to be with her baby daughter while she was sick. She said, “This baby is ill. I’m not going to take her. I’m not going to leave her.”
Susa Young Gates asked, “Would you like me to give you a blessing?
My great-great-grandmother replied that she would.