Sarah Howes

October 1813–6 March 1902 (Age 88)
Great Walsingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Howes was born in October 1813, in Great Walsingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Howes, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Earle, was 25. She married William John Leggett on 25 September 1837, in Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1864 and lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Farmington Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 6 March 1902, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William John Leggett
Sarah Howes
Marriage: 25 September 1837
Susan Leggett
William John Leggett
James Leggett
Harley Leggett
Henry Leggett
Sarah Leggett
James Leggett
Henry Leggett
Henry Leggett
Emma Lavinia Leggett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 September 1837Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 14
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 30
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English:pronounced to rhyme with hose, a variant of Howe 1 with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. Hose (Leicestershire), recorded as Howes in 1086, is named with the plural of Old English hōh ‘hill spur’.pronounced to rhyme with cows, a variant of Howe 2 (see Hugh ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Sources (54)

    • Sarah in entry for James Leggitt, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Sarah H. Leggett in household of Susan Clark, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Sarah Leggett in entry for James W Coltrain and Emma Leggett, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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