Sarah Head

27 February 1817–4 July 1901 (Age 84)
Boone, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Head was born on 27 February 1817, in Boone, Missouri, United States, her father, Anthony Head, was 28 and her mother, Catherine Maggart, was 24. She married James Bennett Bracken on 23 April 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1861. She died on 4 July 1901, in Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Pine Valley Cemetery, Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Bennett Bracken
Sarah Head
Marriage: 23 April 1843
Martha Ann Bracken
James Benett Bracken Jr
William Albert Bracken
Levi Clarence Bracken
David Extene Bracken
Levi Len Clarence Bracken
Norvil Extine Bracken
Orlando Henry Bracken
Marcellus Edward Bracken
Sarah Alzada Bracken

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 April 1843Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    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. 
    Age 10
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 22
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English heved, hed ‘head’ (Old English hēafod), applied as a nickname for someone with a peculiarity or disproportion of the head, or else used as a topographic name for someone who lived at the top (‘head’) of a promontory or hill, or near the source of a stream or river or the head of a valley. This surname has long been established in Ireland.

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

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    History of Sarah HEAD BRACKEN (1818-1901) Written by Author Unknown

    Sarah HEAD was born on 27 February 1818 in Howard County, Missouri, the daughter of Anthony HEAD and Catherine MAGGARD. She enjoyed her young girlhood at home with her parents and a sister and brother …

    Sources (31)

    • Sarah Brackin in household of James Brackin, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sarah Head in entry for Alzada Bracken Day, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Sarah Bracken in household of James Bracken, "United States Census, 1870"

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