Sarah Susannah Garrard was born February 4, 1832, at Diss, Norfold, England. While living in England she received medical training and worked as a midwife. She joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with her mother, brothers, and sisters. They sailed to America in 1853 then crossed the plains and settled in North Ogden in October of that year. She married Isaiah Campbell in 1854, but was mistreated and obtained a divorce, leaving her with six children.