Sarah's parents, Archibald Haire (abt. 1823-1874) and Eleanor "Ellen" Irwin (abt. 1826-1889) were married 24 May 1847 in the parish of Kilfree, Co. Sligo. Archibald was enumerated in Griffith's Valuation in the the townland of Ardmolye, parish of Killaraght, Co. Sligo in 1858. Most of their children emigrated to the U.S. and settled around Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
Sarah can be found in a passenger list for the ship Algeria, arriving in New York City on 1 April 1875. Listed near her are her sister Ellen and a young man named Peter Shannon, who was probably a neighbor and relative by marriage. Sarah and her husband George Dempsey lived on a farm in Dover Township, Cuyahoga County, west of Cleveland.
|Date of Birth||1st Jul 1851|
|Date of Death||2nd Oct 1938|
|Father (First Name/s and Surname)||Archibald Haire|
|Mother (First Name/s and Maiden)||Eleanor "Ellen" Irwin|
|Place & Date of Baptism||26 July 1851, Boyle, Co. Roscommon (Church of Ireland)|
|Names of Siblings||Johnston, Charles, Mary Ann, James, Ellen, Margaret, William, Robert, Elizabeth|
|Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname)||George Henry Dempsey|
|Place & Date of Marriage||12 March 1877, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA|
|Names of Children||Ellen, Harry, George, Sarah, Matilda, Elizabeth, Alice, William, Amy|
|Place of Death||North Olmsted, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA|