Sarah Swan Whiting (1861-1924)

Mrs Sarah Swan (Whiting) Belmont, afterwards Rives

Associated Houses

Belcourt

Newport

She was born at Newport, Rhode Island, into a family firmly installed within "The Four Hundred". She was "a popular beauty" both a favorite of The Mrs Astor and best friends with Carrie Astor and Edith Wharton. Through her mother, she was a first cousin of Amelia Parsons who became Her Serene Highness Princess zu Lynar in Prussia. Sarah's first marriage in 1882 was over by 1883, the reasons for which - laced with scandal - are told in the history of the house her husband then built, Belcourt
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 17/07/2019 and last updated on 02/02/2021.
Image Courtesy of T. Duemmel, Wikitree; Sara Swan Whiting, Ohio History Connection