Sarah Francis was the child of Letty (Adams) Bedwell. She was born in 1872. Her marriage bond indicates that her father was James Young and it is unlikely that she was the child of Erasmus but in the 1880 Perry County census, when she was 7 years old Sarah is listed as “Sarah F. Bedwell”. All her sisters still at home (Nancy, Lynda, Jiney, Manday and Margrett) and her mother are also listed as “Bedwell”.

Sarah Francis married Granville Cornett. Granville was the half brother of Sarah's half brother John Wiley's wife Nancy Jane.