Sarah was the daughter of Benjamin Russell and Keziah Unknown. The date and place of her birth have not been found.
She died before 1815 in Harrison, Harrison, West Virginia, United States.
Her husband was Joseph Whittington, who she married on 15 DEC 1791 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Their nine known children were Jane (c1794-?), Elizabeth (c1795-?), Benjamin (c1796-?), William (1799-1885), James (c1803-?), Joseph Alfred (c1805-1880), Nancy (c1806-?), Richard (c1809-?) and John Wesley (1810-1892).