Sarah Jane Orton

13 June 1842–26 November 1890 (Age 48)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Orton was born on 13 June 1842, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Orton Jr., was 27 and her mother, Mary Ann Ward, was 27. She married John Coulam Jr. on 29 October 1859, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 26 November 1890, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Coulam Jr.
Sarah Jane Orton
Marriage: 29 October 1859
Mary Ann Coulam
Sarah Jane Coulam
Cecily Coulam
Elizabeth Coulam
John Cordon Coulam
Charles Coulam
Joseph Coulam
Henry Rice Coulam
Fanny Coulam
Ellen May Coulam
Emily Louise Coulam

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 October 1859Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 6
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Orton in Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, and Westmorland. All those in England share a second element from Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’, but the first element in each case is more difficult to determine. Examples in Cambridgeshire and Warwickshire are on the banks of rivers, so these are probably derived from Old English ōfer ‘riverbank’; in other cases it is impossible to distinguish between ofer ‘ridge’ and ufera ‘upper’. Orton in Westmorland is probably formed with the Old Norse byname Orri ‘black-cock’ (the male black grouse). Orton near Fochabers, Scotland, is of uncertain etymology.Americanized form of Norwegian Årtun: habitational name from the farm name Årtun, found in six places, e.g. in the province of Rogaland, a compound of the genitive case singular of Old Norse á ‘small river’ and tún ‘farm yard (surrounded by buildings)’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Sarah Jane Orton Coulam – Great grandmother of Claudia Jayne Bone Fisher

    Sarah Jane was born June 13, 1842 at Blaby, Leicestershire, England. She was the first child born to John Orton and Mary Ann Ward. Her parents heard the Gospel message and were baptized April 21, 1 …

    Sources (47)

    • Sarah Coleman in household of John Coleman, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Sarah Jane Orton in entry for Ellen May Coulam Frederickson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Sarah J Coulam in household of John Coulam, "United States Census, 1860"

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