Sarah Halstead

31 August 1813–9 August 1895
St Bartholomew's Church, Colne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Halstead was born on 31 August 1813, in St Bartholomew's Church, Colne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Halstead, was 33 and her mother, Nancy Ann Atkinson, was 32. She married James Whitworth on 5 January 1835, in Haslingden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Utah, United States in 1870. In 1851, at the age of 38, her occupation is listed as cotton weaver in Spotland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Whitworth
Sarah Halstead
Marriage: 5 January 1835
Atkinson Whitworth
Jeffrey Whitworth
Sarah Whitworth
Mary Whitworth
Rose Hannah Whitworth
Harriet Whitworth
Thomas Whitworth
Joseph Whitworth
Hallsted Whitworth

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1835Haslingden, Lancashire, 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.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 23
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from any of various places bearing this name, for example in Essex (Haltesteda in Domesday Book), Kent, and Leicestershire, all of which are probably named from Old English h(e)ald ‘refuge, shelter’ + stede ‘site’, or possibly Hawstead in Suffolk, which has the same origin. However, the name is now most frequent in Lancashire and Yorkshire, where it is from High Halstead in Burnley, named as the ‘site of a hall’, from Middle English hal(le) + sted(des), stud(es) ‘hall buildings’ (Old English h(e)all ‘hall’ + stede ‘place’).

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

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    Sources (58)

    • Sarah Whitworth in household of James Whitworth, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Sarah Whitworth, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Sarah Withworth, "United States Census, 1880"

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