Margaret Ann Sidwell

22 May 1830–1 December 1916 (Age 86)
Little Britain MM, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret Ann

When Margaret Ann Sidwell was born on 22 May 1830, in Little Britain MM, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Job Vincent Sidwell Jr., was 28 and her mother, Susan Robinson, was 21. She married William Lamont Sperry on 4 October 1849, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States in 1880 and Nephi Election Precinct, Juab, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 1 December 1916, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lamont Sperry
Margaret Ann Sidwell
Marriage: 4 October 1849
William Sidwell Sperry
John Lamont Sperry
George Aaron Sperry
Susan Elizabeth Sperry
Aurilla Sperry
Drusilla Sperry
Job Sperry
Susan Sperry
Charles Joy Sperry
Mary Lamont Sperry
Harrison Lamont Sperry
Asa Grant Sperry
Sarah Margaret Sperry

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1849Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 5
    EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: Baby Warren BIRTH 14 Nov 1835 DEATH 14 Nov 1835 BURIAL Vine Bluff Cemetery Nephi, Juab County, Utah, USA MEMORIAL ID 26896195 · View Source
    Age 33
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Warwickshire):metronymic from a Middle English female personal name Sidewell, an altered form of Sidefulle. It was the name of an Anglo-Saxon saint associated with the parish of Saint Sidwells in Exeter (Devon) and whose cult in Wilts is evidenced in a minor placename Sidefollewelle (1377–99). Her name is a Christian coinage meaning ‘the virtuous one’, from Old English sidu ‘morality’ + full ‘full’.variant of Sitwell, a rare Derbyshire name, probably a nickname from a Middle English phrase meaning ‘sit well’.

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

    Story Highlight

    Margaret Ann Sidwell Sperry and William LaMont Sperry Written by Ettie Sidwell

    Margaret Ann Sidwell Sperry and William LaMont Sperry Written by Ettie Sidwell Margaret Ann Sidwell Sperry was born May 22, 1830 in Little Birtton township, Lanchester County, Penn. William LaMont Sp …

    Sources (23)

    • Margaret Sperry in household of William S Sperry, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Margeret Sidwell in entry for Charles Jay Sperry, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Margt A Sperry in household of Wm Sperry, "United States Census, 1860"

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