Sarah Maria Hasbrouck, the first child of Levi and Hylah Hasbrouck, was born on November 12, 1823. She may have been born at her mother’s childhood home in the township of Rochester, Ulster County. Sarah Maria was in one of the first classes at the New Paltz Academy which was founded in 1833. Her composition books are beautifully written and describe in great detail trips abroad that she may have taken when she was very young, although it is unclear when and with whom she traveled. In 1850, at the age of 27, she married Louis Hasbrouck (her father Levi’s cousin). Louis was employed by his father-in-law to manage investments and other business matters. The couple relocated to the town of Ogdensburg, in upstate New York, where they raised three children, Levi, Philip Bevier and Laura Maria. Sarah Maria Hasbrouck died after two weeks of typhus fever in 1858, when she was 34 years old. A small bouquet of dried flowers marked with the day she died, was found at Locust Lawn among her sisters possessions. Sarah Maria's tombstone reads "Our much loved sister who died March 12, 1858. Aged 34 years & 4 mo.".
“In the bosom of her family she was loved with a tenderness and a strength which the sweetness of her disposition naturally inspired.”
~ Excerpt from obituary of Sarah Maria Hasbrouck, Ogdensburg Journal 1858