Harriet Vernita Beckstead

17 June 1831–6 January 1905 (Age 73)
Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Harriet Vernita

When Harriet Vernita Beckstead was born on 17 June 1831, in Williamsburgh, Dundas, Ontario, Canada, her father, Alexander Beckstead, was 29 and her mother, Catherine Elinore Lince, was 23. She married Abraham Hunsaker on 15 November 1850, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 12 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Calls Fort, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 6 January 1905, in Honeyville, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Hunsaker
Harriet Vernita Beckstead
Marriage: 15 November 1850
Lemuel Hunsaker
Alexander Beckstead Hunsaker
Catherine Hunsaker
Hyrum Hunsaker
Joseph Hunsaker
Polly Hunsaker
Elnora Hunsaker
Enoch Hartman Hunsaker
Cyrus Hunsaker
John Luce Hunsaker
Gordon Walter Hunsaker Sr
Elzarus L Hunsaker
Raphael Hunsaker
Harriet Hunsaker
Daniel William Hunsaker
Walter Royal Hunsaker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1850Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 5
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1851 · Brigham City is Settled
    Age 20
    In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of North German Beckstedde or Beckstedt: topographic name from Low German Beck ‘stream’ + -stedde ‘place’, or a habitational name from Beckstedt near Wildeshausen, Oldenburg.

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

    Story Highlight


    Samuel Aiexander Beckstead was an original settler in West Jordan, arriving on 15 September 1849. He was born 16 March 1802 to Francis and Margaret Barkley Beckstead in Williamsburg, Ontario, Canada. …

    Sources (53)

    • Harriet Virnisha Hunsaker, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • 1860 United States Census for Harriet Vernitia Beckstead Hunsaker in household of Eliza Collins Hunsaker
    • Harriet Beckstead in entry for Alexander Hunsaker, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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