Margaret Ellen Clegg

21 November 1855–27 December 1925 (Age 70)
Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Margaret Ellen

When Margaret Ellen Clegg was born on 21 November 1855, in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Jonathan Clegg, was 39 and her mother, Ellen Walmsley, was 39. She married William Henry Barnes on 28 December 1872, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Atherton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Southport, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. She died on 27 December 1925, in Center Creek, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Barnes
Margaret Ellen Clegg
Marriage: 28 December 1872
William Henry Barnes
Robert Barnes
Nancy Ellen Barnes
Sarah Alice Barnes
Margaret Barnes
Elizabeth Barnes
Sylvia Barnes
Rosilla Barnes
Lenora Barnes
Jonathan Barnes
Lillian Barnes
Richard Thomas Barnes
Earl Barnes
Charles Brigham Barnes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 December 1872Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 4
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 20
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Clegg, from Old Norse kleggi ‘haystack’, originally the name of a nearby hill. Alternatively, a nickname from Middle English clege and Older Scots cleg, gleg ‘gadfly, horsefly’ (Old Norse kleggi), presumably for an irritating person. The name was taken to Ulster in the early 18th century.Manx: variant of Clague , which in Lancashire and Cumbria have occasionally been absorbed into Clegg.

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

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    Story Highlight

    William Barnes and Margaret Ellen Clegg

    WILLIAM BARNES and MARGARET ELLEN CLEGG Compiled From: “History of William Barnes and Margaret Ellen Clegg” Nancy Barnes Thompson and Lila Christensen. “As I Remember My Grandparents William and …

    Sources (31)

    • Margaret Barnes in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Margrette Barnes in household of William Barnes, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Margaret Ellen Clegg in entry for Elizabeth Burt, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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