Sarah died en route at age 39 near Chimney Rock, Nebraska. She married Reuben Houghton in 1849. He died in Nauvoo in 1851. Sarah traveled with her five year old daughter Mary "Mollie" Geneva Jane Houghton and infant son Reuben Benjamin Houghton. Her daughter from a previous marriage to John Gilson by the name of Clarissa Ann Gilson, also traveled with her. However, Ann and Reuben were under a different captain in this same company. Her stepson, George Frederick was also with them.
Sarah Susanna Conklin Houghton is the "Sister Hotton" mentioned in the James Chauncey Snow Emigrating Company Journal.