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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William Pinkney Sargent
Maria Lovina Snow
Marriage: 7 March 1868
William Pinkney Sargent Jr.
Leonard Cannon Sargent
Maria Rozina Sargent
James Mason Sargent
Ida Josephine Sargent
Alexander Hamilton Sargent
Mary Lorena Sargent
Norman Wines Sargent
John Carrol Sargent
Ephriam Benson Sargent
Willard Snow Sargent

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  • Marriage
    7 March 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    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.
    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.

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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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