John Needham

1 April 1819–14 June 1901 (Age 82)
Leeds St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Needham was born on 1 April 1819, in Leeds St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Needham, was 30 and his mother, Mary Armitage, was 31. He married Sarah Anne Booth on 21 September 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 14 June 1901, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Needham
Sarah Anne Booth
Marriage: 21 September 1843
John Joseph Needham
Mary Ann Needham
Robert Platt Needham
Sophia Ann Needham
John Platt Needham
Annie Booth Needham
George Alma Needham
Hannah Booth Needham
Arthur Armitage Needham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 September 1843Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 22
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places so named, such as High Needham in Hartington (Derbyshire), Needham in Elm (Cambridgeshire), Needham (Norfolk), Needham in Yaxley, Needham Street in Gazeley or Needham Market (all in Suffolk). These places are named with Old English nēd ‘need, hardship’ + hām ‘homestead’, denoting a place that provided a poor living.Irish (County Mayo): Anglicized form of Ó Niadh, see Nee .History: English explorer James Needham carried the name to the southern Carolina settlement, arriving from Barbados in 1670 as a young man.

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

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    Dorius History translated by John Dorius and rewritten by L.S.Dorius

    Nicoli Dorius My Grandfather Nicoli Dorius was born September 21, 1804, at Caphag, a small village some distance from Copenhagen, Denmark. Father describes Denmark as being a beautiful country with …

    Sources (125)

    • John Needham, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • John Needham, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John Needham, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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