Ann Maria Sabin
was born on 3 March 1797 at Pawling, Dutchess County, New York. She was the daughter of Elijah Sabin
and Mary Ann "Polly" Salmon
. Ann Maria Sabin married William Hale
on 15 January 1817 at Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio. Ann Maria Sabin died on 25 December 1884 at Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio, at age 87. She was buried at Sugar Grove Cemetery, Clinton County, Ohio. Maria Ann Sabine's BIRTH-MARRIAGE: also Hicksite Friend, b. 3-3-1797, Dutchess Co., NY; d. 12-25-1884, bur Sugar Grove Cem, Wilmington, OH; dau of ELIJAH and MARY (SALMON) SABIN. [Hinshaw's Quakers, Vol. 5, p. 65]. MARRIAGE: Married WILLIAM HALE, Hicksite Friend, 1-16-1817 Clinton Co. [Clinton County Probate Court Records]. [The Ancestor & Descendants of Jacob & Martha Harvey Hale by Kathryn Williams, Clinton Co., 1969]. HISTORY: MARIA was reared in Dutchess Co., NY. Her father, ELIJAH SABIN served in the Revolutionary War and brought his family to Clinton Co. in 1816. MARIA HALE recalled that she saw "Fulton's Folly", the first steamboat when it went up the Hudson River. (First run in 1807). LETTER: Exact Copy of Letter written by Maria Sabin Hale (Mrs. William) August 29, 1878 Dear Niece: I came in receipt of 10th inst. Was glad to hear from our friends once more and to hear of you all enjoying good health. My health is poor, have a very bad cough, and my eyes are no better. William is quite feeble this summer. Mary Brindle has been very sick, is some better, the rest are all well I believe. In answer to your questions I can tell you in part. Grandfather's name was Jeremiah Sabine from England. He and his brother settled near Boston. Grandmother's name was Mary Birch. (a widow Holdridge) My father lived at the old homestead when grandfather died. Uncle Bakeman, father's youngest brother, lived at Black River, N. Y. Uncle Jeremiah moved here before we did. He was living near Columbus when we came here 61 years ago. There were no Pierces or Chases in the family that I know of. My father Elijah had seven brothers and sisters. His sisters' names were Mary and Anna. The brothers were Able, Jeremiah, Birch, Timothy and Bakeman. Aunt Mary married a Hunt. Able and Anna were did not marry--died young. Timothy married Hannah Salmond, my mother's sister. Jeremiah married a Birtchel. Grandfather married her sister a widow Sherman, for his second wife. Grandmother Salmond's name was Jarucia Covel. Now Mary, this is as near as I can answer your questions and hope they will be satisfactory. I was glad to hear you enjoyed yourself with our new found relative. Carlina Sabine was sick one week, heard she had a fever. Of course she will be missed by her children. Your friends are all about as they were when you were here as far as I know. Give our love to all your friends and keep a share for yourself. As ever, your aunt, Maria Hale Notes about letter: (1) written to her niece MARY (?). (2) MARIA's husband still alive, but feeble. (3) Did not know much about earliest history of SABIN family. (4) Her father ELIJAH was living at family homestead when his father died. (5) Black River, N.Y. is just east of Watertown in Jefferson Co., NY. (6) Uncle JEREMIAH came to Ohio first and was living near Columbus when MARIA arrived in 1817 (61 years ago). (7) She said her father had seven brothers and sisters which she named, but she omitted ASA and LIONEL and added TIMOTHY whom she said married HANNAH SALMOND, my mother's sister. (8) ABEL and ANN did not marry and died young. (9) JEREMIAH married a BIRTCHEL (PHOEBE BIRDSELL). (10) Grandfather (JEREMIAH) married her sister, a widow SHERMAN, for his second wife. (11) Grandmother SALMOND's name was JARUCIA COVEL. (12) CAROLINE (CLEAVER) SABIN of Wilmington had just died on 5 Aug 1878. (13) MARY BRINDLE was probably her daughter who had married GEORGE BRINDLE. (14) It should be noted that MARIA ANN was born in 1797 so much of the above would have been told her.