|Marriage record for Hargraves Shepard and Sarah Ann Mellor|
29 August 1853 Prestwich, Lancashire, England
see source below
Sarah married Hargraves Shepard on 29 April 1853 in St Mary's Church in Prestwich (about 5 miles from Chadderton).It looks like she did not know how to write her name when she was married since she signed with a mark. She must have learned to write later in life since I have a book she owned (Picturesque Rhode Island, published in 1881) that contains her signature.
|Signature of Sarah Ann Shepard after 1881|
|Sarah Ann Mellor Shepard|
|Hargraves and Sarah Ann Shepard Tombstone|
Oak Grove Cemetery, Pawtucket, Rhode Island