George Sargent

22 February 1822–18 September 1899 (Age 77)
Dowsdale, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of George

When George Sargent was born on 22 February 1822, in Dowsdale, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Sargent, was 32 and his mother, Ann Hanger, was 31. He married Elizabeth Rowledge on 1 January 1842, in England, United Kingdom. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1862. In 1861, at the age of 39, his occupation is listed as carpenter in England, United Kingdom. He died on 18 September 1899, in Hoytsville, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Hoytsville, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Sargent
Anna Christina Isaacson
Marriage: 20 January 1868
Amanda Elizabeth Sargent
George William Victor Sargent
Christopher Chambers Sargent
Jemima Vine Sargent
Anna Edith Sargent

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 January 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 21
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: status or occupational name from Middle English sergeaunt ‘servant’ (Old French sergent, serjant). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed a number of more specialized meanings in the medieval period, including ‘tenant by military service below the rank of knight’. It was also used for a variety of administrative and legal offices, which may have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century. Compare Sergent .History: William Sargent (1624–1717) came to Gloucester, MA, from Devon, England before 1678. Many of his descendants distinguished themselves in the civil and military affairs of the colonies and some in literary or artistic paths, notably the portrait painter John Singer Sargent (1856–1925).

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    Story Highlight

    George Sargent 1760-1840

    George Sargent (1823-1899) (The following is from a history of George Sargent (1823) found in the archives of the Hoytsville, Utah museum). This history is a copy of one owned by daughter, Jemima Sa …

    Sources (26)

    • Geo Sargent, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • George Sargent, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • George Sargent in entry for Jemmie Sargent Crittenden, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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