William Pinkney Sargent

11 November 1845–6 December 1907 (Age 62)
Canton, Cherokee, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of William Pinkney

When William Pinkney Sargent was born on 11 November 1845, in Canton, Cherokee, Georgia, United States, his father, William Cannon Sargent, was 25 and his mother, Polly Ann Tate, was 25. He married Maria Lovina Snow on 7 March 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1864. He died on 6 December 1907, in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Pinkney Sargent
1845–1907
Maria Lovina Snow
1853–1921
Marriage: 7 March 1868
William Pinkney Sargent Jr.
1868–1880
Leonard Cannon Sargent
1871–1941
Maria Rozina Sargent
1873–1949
James Mason Sargent
1879–1956
Ida Josephine Sargent
1881–1973
Alexander Hamilton Sargent
1884–1961
Mary Lorena Sargent
1887–1922
Norman Wines Sargent
1890–1958
John Carrol Sargent
1893–1893
Ephriam Benson Sargent
1893–1893
Willard Snow Sargent
1895–1977

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 March 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861
    Age 16
    Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.
    1863
    Age 18
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: status or occupational name from Middle English sergeaunt ‘servant’ (Old French sergent, serjant). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed a number of more specialized meanings in the medieval period, including ‘tenant by military service below the rank of knight’. It was also used for a variety of administrative and legal offices, which may have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century. Compare Sergent .History: William Sargent (1624–1717) came to Gloucester, MA, from Devon, England before 1678. Many of his descendants distinguished themselves in the civil and military affairs of the colonies and some in literary or artistic paths, notably the portrait painter John Singer Sargent (1856–1925).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Sergent
    Sergeant
    Sargeant
    Surgent

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    History of William Pinkney Sargent

    William Pinkney Sargent, my great grandfather compiled by Sheldon Sargent. The information below is pieced together from information supplied by William's niece, and two of his children. Some of the …

    Sources (24)

    • William P Sargent, "United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890"
    • William Sargent in entry for Willard S Sargent and Sarah Kayley, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
    • William P. Sargent in entry for Leonard Cannon Sargent, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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