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.
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.
"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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