Sarah Johnson

12 February 1827–14 July 1900 (Age 73)
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Johnson was born on 12 February 1827, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Johnson, was 22 and her mother, Hannah Hadfield, was 23. She married William Marsden on 26 November 1843, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Nether Hallam, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. In 1861, at the age of 34, her occupation is listed as file cutter in Nether Hallam, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 14 July 1900, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Marsden
Sarah Johnson
Marriage: 26 November 1843
Emma Marsden
John Walter Marsden
Sarah Ann Marsden
John William Marsden
John Marsden
Harriet Zelnora Marsden
Clara Marsden

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 November 1843Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 6
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 36
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Johan, Jo(h)n (see John ) + -son. It was often interchanged with Jenson and Janson . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Norwegian, Danish, or North German Johnsen , Johannesen , Johannsen , Johansen , Jansen , Jantzen , and Jensen , Swedish Johnsson (see below), Johansson , Jonsson , and Jansson , Dutch Janssen , German Janz , Czech Jansa 1, and Slovenian Janša (see Jansa 2) and Janežič (see Janezic ). Johnson (including in the sense 2 below) is the second most frequent surname in the US. It is also the second most common surname among Native Americans and a very common surname among African Americans.Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Johnsson: patronymic from the personal name John, a variant of Jon (see John ). Compare 1 above.History: Surname Johnson was brought independently to North America by many different bearers from the 17th and 18th centuries onward. Andrew Johnson (1808–75), 17th president of the US, was born in Raleigh, NC, the younger son of Jacob Johnson and Mary (or Polly) McDonough. Little is known of his ancestors. The 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, dates his American forebears back seven generations to James Johnston (sic) (born c. 1662) who lived at Currowaugh, Nansemond, and Isle of Wight counties, VA. — Noted early bearers also include Marmaduke Johnson (died 1674), a printer who came from England to MA in 1660; Edward Johnson (1598–1672), a colonial chronicler who was baptized at St. George's parish, Canterbury, England, and emigrated to Boston in 1630; and Sir Nathaniel Johnson (c. 1645–1713), a colonial governor of Carolina, who came from County Durham, England.

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

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    Story Highlight

    John Kilpatrick McDonald Marriages to Sarah Johnson, Harriet Zelnore Marsden & Clara Marsden

    By Joan Cameron On February 1863, Sarah Johnson Marsden married Thomas Allsop; then divorced him on December 24th of that same year, also cancelling their endowment. Two days later she married John …

    Sources (22)

    • Sarah Johnson in household of John Johnson, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Sarah Johnson in entry for Clara Marsden Needham, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Sarah Marsden in household of William Marsden, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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