In the city of Memphis, Tenn., on the 12th day of March, 1857, in her 20th year, Mrs. Sarah Jane Davidson, daughter of Obed and Elizabeth Nicholson.
Mrs. Davidson made a profession of religion at the tender and early age of thirteen. She was highly esteemed and much beloved by those who knew her best. Her sudden death is a sore bereavement to her husband, and an irreparable loss to her dear little babe. Yet, while we deplore her early death and profoundly realize our loss, we trust and believe her loss will be her eternal gain. And while we are left to breast the storms and tempests of life, she has gained the peaceful shores of everlasting bliss. "Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his."
Memphis. March 14, 1857
Posted in the Memphis Daily Appeal, March 14, 1857
According to the death records Mrs Davidson died of pneumonia. Her newborn infant followed her in death a short time later on March 23, 1857. The child was one month old. Having died so soon after the birth of the child it's possible in addition to pneumonia that Sarah may have also been suffering from child bed fever. Her husband was Benjamin Davidson.