Sarah was born at Salem, Massachusetts. When she received her initiatory temple ordinances in Nauvoo on 24 January 1846 she was the widow of Jonathan Very. The temple record gives her birth date as 19 May 1788 (as cited above.) She appears in the Salt Lake Property Index by Watt as Widow Verry and, according to the Salt Lake Stake Record of Members, she was re-baptized on 29 April 1849 as Sarah Verry. Her re-baptism record gives her birth date as 19 May 1786. At the time of the 1860 federal census she was living in the Salt Lake 17th ward with her new husband Joseph Leland Heywood. However, on her Find A Grave memorial she is Sarah S. Symonds Verry, born 17 May 1781. The Utah Death Register and the Utah Cemeteries and Burials database give her birth and death dates as b. 19 May 1786; d. 6 February 1882.