Thomas Henry Cartwright

Brief Life History of Thomas Henry

When Thomas Henry Cartwright was born on 23 December 1814, in Up Holland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Cartwright, was 34 and his mother, Jane Spencer, was 40. He married Sarah Jane Yates on 25 September 1836, in Standish, Lancashire, England. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Walton on the Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 9 January 1873, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 58.

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Thomas Henry Cartwright
Jane Allen
Marriage: 2 June 1844
Joseph Henry Cartwright
Mary Jane Cartwright
Thomas Henry Cartwright Jr.
Caroline Clinton Cartwright
Cedaressa Catherine Cartwright
Jane Elizabeth Cartwright

Sources (41)

  • Thomas Cartwright, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Cartwright, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Cartwright, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

World Events (8)


The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English (Midlands and northern England): occupational name from Middle English cart(e) ‘cart’ + wright(e) ‘craftsman’ (Old English cræt or Old Norse kartr + Old English wyrhta), for a cartwright, a maker of carts.

Variant of Courtright , a surname of Dutch origin.

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

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THOMAS HENRY CARTWRIGHT Born 13 December 1814 – Wigan, Lancashire, England Died - 9 Jan 1873, Beaver, Beaver County, Utah Arrived in Utah – 30 August 1849, Milo Andrus Company Married: *(1) Sara …

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