Sarah Ann Reed

6 March 1826–20 June 1885 (Age 59)
Acworth, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Reed was born on 6 March 1826, in Acworth, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Tillison Reed, was 38 and her mother, Delia Deliverance Byam, was 36. She married Joseph Curtis on 1 January 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 20 June 1885, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Curtis
Sarah Ann Reed
Marriage: 1 January 1846
Sarah Jane Curtis
Delia Precinda Curtis
Zilpha Zobedia Curtis
Joseph Hyrum Curtis
Heber John Curtis
Mary Sophronia Curtis
Nahum Tillison Curtis
Frederick Reed Curtis
Edward Alma Curtis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1846Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    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.
    1842 · Relief Society Organized
    Age 16
    The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on March 17, 1842. Emma Smith was the first Relief Society president. It was established as a way to help strengthen and serve other women.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English and Older Scots red(e) ‘red’, no doubt denoting someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.English: from Middle English ride, rede, rude (Old English rīed, rēod, rȳd) ‘clearing’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or near a clearing, or habitational, for someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, including Rede Court in Strood (Kent), Rides in Eastchurch (Kent), Ride Way in Ewhurst (Surrey), and Reed Farm in Wadhurst (Sussex). The word is particularly common in the southeastern counties of England, from Kent to the Isle of Wight. See also Rider and Reader .English: habitational name from Read (Lancashire), Reed (Hertfordshire), or Rede (Suffolk). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English rǣge ‘roe, female roe deer’ + hēafod ‘head’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from Old English rȳhth ‘rough piece of ground’. The etymology of the Suffolk placename is uncertain.

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

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    Story Highlight

    A Brief History of Sally Ann Reed Curtis by Zetta Hancock Ormond

    Sally Ann Reed (1826 - 1885) was a tall slender girl with large gray eyes, lustrous auburn hair and much to her distress a freckle here and there as the result of neglecting to wear a straw bonnet to …

    Sources (32)

    • Sarah A Curtis in household of Josh Curtis, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sarah Ann Reid in entry for Delia Percinda Whitehead, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Sally A Curtis in household of Joseph Curtis, "United States Census, 1850"

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