From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Raynor, Sarah Harper

(born: 1853  -  died: July 10, 1881) 

Sarah Harper was born in Kentucky, the daughter of Jennie Harper. She became a wax works artist who was not promoted. She was the wife of Reverend Jacob R. Raynor (b. 1838 in Tennessee), who served as pastor of the Garfield Missionary Baptist Church and Bethel Baptist Church, both in Indianapolis, IN. The Raynors are listed in the 1870 and 1880 U.S. Federal Census.

Source: "Obituary - Mrs. Sarah Raynor," The Indianapolis Leader, 07/16/1881, p.3.

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“Raynor, Sarah Harper,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 14, 2024,

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