Sarah Jane was born in
1816. She was known as “Janey.” As a young girl she left England and
went to St. Heliers on the Isle of Jersey in the England Channel
Islands to work as a domestic on the a l’Abbe estate. There she met Asa Walters, a gardener for the
estate. They were married at the Church
of England parish church in St. Heliers on Mont April 7, 1840.
In late 1849 missionaries came to the island. Asa was baptized on
1849 by Elder Dunbar. A few
months later Elder Dunbar returned and baptized Jane in St. Aubin’s Bay on
march 8, 1850. The couple, along with
their children were stalwarts in the St. Heliers Branch for years.
June 24, 1868, Jane, her
husband, and four of their children sailed for on the ship “Constitution.” They joined a wagon train, the New Orleans , bound for the John Gillespie
County Great Salt Lake in . Shortly after arriving in the Missouri on Salt Lake
Valley September 15, 1868, they
continued on to settle in Tooele, . Tooele
Jane and Asa were parents of nine children, all born in St. Heliers. They were active in their community and their faith. Asa passed away on
February 7, 1896 in Tooele.
Sarah was a widow for four years. She passed away on
February 11, 1900
at age eighty-three and is buried by Asa in . Tooele, Utah