Bishop Sanborn

13 February 1838–18 July 1888 (Age 50)
Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Bishop

When Bishop Sanborn was born on 13 February 1838, in Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States, his father, William Sanburn, was 34 and his mother, Mary Gibson, was 29. He died on 18 July 1888, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

William Sanburn
1803–1880
Mary Gibson
1808–1849
James Ellsworth Sanburn
1829–1895
Elizabeth Granger Sanburn
1829–1892
Mary Jane Sanburn
1834–1849
Bishop Sanborn
1838–1888
Nathaniel Sanburn
1841–1920
William Sanburn
1846–1866
Harmon Herman Sanburn
1849–1850

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World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
Age 1
By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1846
Age 8
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
Age 18
William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Sandburn, a habitational name from Sandburn House in North Yorkshire.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sanburn
Sandborn

Sources (1)

  • Bishop Sanburn in household of William Sanburn, "United States Census, 1850"

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