Samuel Bringhurst Sr

21 December 1812–12 April 1888 (Age 75)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel

When Samuel Bringhurst Sr was born on 21 December 1812, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joseph Bringhurst, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Evans, was 23. He married Eleanor "Ellen" Beitler on 12 April 1838, in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Jordan, Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. In 1880, at the age of 68, his occupation is listed as farmer in Jordan, Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 12 April 1888, in Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Taylorsville Memorial Park Cemetery, Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Samuel Bringhurst Sr
Eleanor "Ellen" Beitler
Marriage: 12 April 1838
William Augustus Bringhurst
Anna Barr Bringhurst
Henry L Bringhurst
Robert Pierce Bringhurst
Eleanor Bringhurst
Samuel Bringhurst
John Beitler Bringhurst
Mary Elizabeth Bringhurst
Louis Bringhurst

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 April 1838Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    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. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 8
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 20
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, England, called Bringhurst. This was named in Old English with Brȳninga + hyrst ‘wooded hill’, i.e. ‘wooded hill on lands associated with someone called Brȳni’. This surname is rare in Britain.

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

    Story Highlight

    Short Sketch Of The Life Of WILLIAM AUGUSTUS BRINGHURST by Hilda Hall Bringhurst

    Short Sketch Of The Life Of WILLIAM AUGUSTUS BRINGHURST by Hilda Hall Bringhurst with a few corrections and additions by Veda Bringhurst Wilkinson. William Augustus Bringhurst was born on the 26th day …

    Sources (38)

    • Samuel Bringhurst, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Samuel Bringhurst in entry for William Augustus Bringhurst, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Saml Bringhurst, "United States Census, 1840"

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