Sarah Betsina Gleason

28 September 1827–4 February 1916 (Age 88)
County Tipperary, Ireland

The Life Summary of Sarah Betsina

When Sarah Betsina Gleason was born on 28 September 1827, in County Tipperary, Ireland, her father, Henry Gleason, was 51 and her mother, Ellen Cleary, was 51. She married William Wines Phelps on 22 December 1847. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1848 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 4 February 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wines Phelps
Sarah Betsina Gleason
Marriage: 22 December 1847
Gleason Winds Phelps
Ellen 'Nellie' Cleary Phelps
Enon Gleason Phelps

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 December 1847
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 12
    The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.
    Age 36
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Waterford): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Glasáin, from a diminutive of glas ‘green, blue, gray’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Gratitude to God for His Care

    One afternoon in the fall of 1891, the sisters of the Salt Lake 19th Ward Relief Society met together, as they usually did every two weeks, to reflect on the state of their souls. The events of that d …

    Sources (11)

    • Sarah B Gleason in household of William W Phelps, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sarah B. Gleason in entry for Enon G. Phelps, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Sarah Phelps, "United States Census, 1870"

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