Sarah Janett was the eldest daughter of Levi and Mary Marble Ballou. Sarah was born in Illinois in 1835, not long after her parents made the trek to Illinois from Central New York. She married James Box on April 5, 1852 in DuPage County. Less than a year later, Sarah died, in childbirth, on February 18, 1853. Her only child, William, lived to age 11. Both are buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Glen Ellyn, DuPage Co., IL.