Henry Willard Brizzee Sr

Male1 May 1826–27 March 1898

Brief Life History of Henry Willard

When Henry Willard Brizzee Sr was born on 1 May 1826, in Leverett, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Henry Brizzee, was 26 and his mother, Lucinda Melissa Pratt, was 25. He married Emily Amanda Rockwell in 1851, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1846. He died on 27 March 1898, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Willard Brizzee Sr
Ann Long Didsbury
Marriage: 15 August 1865
Melissa Ann Brizzee
Henry Arthur Brizzee
John Edward Brizzee
Levi Pratt Brizzee
Lorana Woodbeck Brizzee
William Everett Brizzee
Lorenzo Didsbury Brizzee
Leo Long Brizzee

Sources (51)

  • Henry Brazzee, "United States Census, 1870"
  • H Wm in entry for Catherine Maria Brizzee, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Henry W Brizzee, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 August 1865Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (5)

    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.

    1845 · Oh My Father

    Age 19

    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Chinese Jing Sheng, Yang, Chu, Guojun, Hui Fang, Huifang, Kiu, Lai Wah, Lixing, Mei Lan, Shuyi, Suh, Yiu, Phong. Vietnamese Hum, Kieu, Kinh, Tha, Thin.

    Chinese: Mandarin and Cantonese form of the surname 司, meaning ‘take charge’ or ‘department’ in Chinese: (i) borne by descendants of Si Chen (司臣), an official who lived in the state of Zheng during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC ). (ii) shortened form of several Chinese compound surnames, including Si-Ma (司馬), Si-Kou (司寇), Si-Tu (司徒), Si-Cheng (司城), most of which were originally names of official posts in ancient China.

    Chinese: Mandarin or Cantonese form of the surname 斯, meaning ‘this’ in ancient Chinese: (i) from the first element of the placename Si Guan (斯觀), where Xia Jie, last king of the Xia dynasty (2070–1600 BC ) hid. (ii) adopted in place of the surname Shi (史) by an official named Shi Hao in order to avoid persecution during the Three Kingdoms period (220–280 AD ). (iii) traced back to minority ethnic groups in ancient southern China.

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

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    Henry and the Mormon Battalion

    "Henry united with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and received his endowment in the Nauvoo temple on February 6, 1846. He suffered persecution with the other Saints and fled for safet …

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