Sarah Melissa Barney

30 March 1834–22 May 1911 (Age 77)
Amherst, Lorain, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Melissa

When Sarah Melissa Barney was born on 30 March 1834, in Amherst, Lorain, Ohio, United States, her father, Royal Barney Jr., was 25 and her mother, Sarah Bowen Estabrook, was 22. She married Nymphas Coridon Murdock on 30 October 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1900 and Charleston, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 22 May 1911, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nymphas Coridon Murdock
1833–1917
Sarah Melissa Barney
1834–1911
Marriage: 30 October 1852
Nymphas Coridon Murdock Jr
1854–1863
Sarah Melissa Murdock
1856–1863
Joseph Royal Murdock
1858–1931
Betsey Emeline Murdock
1860–1864

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 October 1852Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    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.
    1848
    Age 14
    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.
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 26
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Barney in Norfolk, which is probably named with an Old English personal name Bera (with genitive -n) + Old English ēg ‘island, dry ground in a marsh’.English: from the personal name Barney, a pet form of Bernard .Scottish: possibly from the Old Norse personal name Bjarni (from bjǫrn ‘bear’).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Burney
    Bernier
    Bernard

    Sources (35)

    • Copy of Royal Barney, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Sarah Malissa Barney Murdock, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Sarah M Murdock in household of Nymphad C Murdock, "United States Census, 1910"

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