Harriet Durston

Brief Life History of Harriet

When Harriet Durston was born on 4 May 1830, in Axbridge, Somerset, England, her father, James Durston, was 31 and her mother, Mary Ann Wolf, was 31. She married George Coombs about 1853, in Onondaga, Onondaga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1861 and lived in Avon, Livingston, New York, United States in 1875 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 13 December 1924, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Coombs
1823–1900
Harriet Durston
1830–1924
Marriage: about 1853
Mary Ella Coombs
1854–1933
Andrew William Coombs
1856–1882
John Anson Coombs
1858–1930
George Nelson Coombs
1860–1900
Ann Jennette Coombs
1861–1866
Samuel James Coombs
1863–1947
David Alma Coombs
1865–1950
Harriet Gillinda Coombs
1869–1870
Ann Ellnorah Coombs
1872–1950

Sources (39)

  • Harriet Coombs in household of George Coombs, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Harriet Durston Coombs, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Harriet, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

World Events (8)

1839

Historical Boundaries: 1839: Johnson, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Johnson, Iowa, United States

1843

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1856

Nevada is the 36th state.

Name Meaning

English (Somerset): habitational name from Durston in Somerset, from the Old English personal name Dēor + tūn ‘settlement, farmstead’.

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

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BIOGRAPHY OF HARRIET DURSTON COOMBS

BIOGRAPHY OF HARRIET DURSTON COOMBS Biography Provided by Joy Hansen Bea Durston Christian Harriet Durston was born May 6, 1831 [1830 - JV), Axbridge, [sic] Sommersetshire, England, was the f …

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