William Harrison Folsom

25 March 1815–19 March 1901 (Age 85)
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of William Harrison

When William Harrison Folsom was born on 25 March 1815, in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, William Fullington Folsom, was 27 and his mother, Hannah Skinner, was 26. He married Zerviah Eliza Clark on 21 March 1837, in Pembroke, Genesee, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1880 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 19 March 1901, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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William Harrison Folsom
Lavinia Huff
Marriage: 14 October 1865
Elry Huff Folsom
Clara Folsom
Ruth Huff Folsom
Olivia Huff Folsom
Martha Huff Folsom
William Harrison Folsom Jr.
Alice Folsom
Samuel Huff Folsom
Eva Huff Folsom
Edgar Huff Folsom
Amy Huff Folsom
Rachael Folsom

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 October 1865Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough
    Age 18
    In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 
    Age 31
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Foulsham, a habitational name from Foulsham in Norfolk, so named from the Old English personal name Fugol + hām ‘homestead’. This form of the surname is very rare in Britain.

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

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    William Harrison Folsom

    WILLIAM HARRISON FOLSOM William Harrison Folsom was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on March 25, 1815, the son of William and Hannah Skinner Folsom. In early childhood he showed a decided tende …

    Sources (99)

    • William Tolson in entry for Martha Asper, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • William H Folsom, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Wm H in entry for Richd Clarke Fulsom, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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