Sarah Elizabeth Gilson

25 October 1840–6 May 1915 (Age 74)
Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Gilson was born on 25 October 1840, in Virginia, United States, her father, John Gilson, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Susanna Conklin, was 22. She married Orrin Smith Clark on 25 September 1855, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Battleground, Custer, Idaho, United States in 1900. She died on 6 May 1915, in Chilly, Custer, Idaho, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Chilly, Custer, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orrin Smith Clark
Sarah Elizabeth Gilson
Marriage: 25 September 1855
Phylinda Sophronia Clark
Ana Elizabeth Clark
Joseph Orrin Clark
Sarah Emily Clark
Susan Abigail Clark
Martha Elizabeth Clark
William Benjamin Clark
John William Clark
Andrew Byrd Clark
Ella Cordelia Clark
John Hyrum Clark
Annetta Erminia Clark
Addie Mabel Clark
James Clark Clark

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 September 1855Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
    Age 4
    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · The Battle of Manassas
    Age 21
    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

    Name Meaning

    English: ‘son of Gill’, from a Middle English pet form of either the female name Gillian (Latin Juliana), or of the male names Gilliam, a variant of William, and Giles. + -son. See Gill .English: patronymic meaning ‘son of Giles’, from the personal name Giles + -son.Irish (Down): adopted for Mac Giolla Seanáin, see Gilsenan .

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

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    Story Highlight


    GILSON FAMILY John (Father of Sarah Elizabeth) b before 1830 Virginia m Susanna Conklin b abt 1827 Virginia. Susanna aiso m Reuben Houghton Children: Clarissa Ann b 27 Oct 1837 Penn d 12 Jan 1911 …

    Sources (26)

    • Sarah E Clark in household of Oren Clark, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Sarah Clark in entry for Dagbert Young and Annetta Clark, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1962"
    • Sarah Gillson in entry for Phylinda Sophronie Christensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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