George Peden Waugh

Male11 February 1789–29 November 1856

Brief Life History of George Peden

When George Peden Waugh was born on 11 February 1789, in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland, his father, George Waugh, was 45 and his mother, Margaret Peden, was 19. He married Elizabeth Wallace on 9 January 1813, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 29 November 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Peden Waugh
Elizabeth Wallace
Marriage: 9 January 1813
Elizabeth Waugh
Janett Waugh
George Rowland Waugh
William Archibald Waugh
Margaret Gregory Waugh
John Waugh

Sources (31)

  • Waugh, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • George Waugh in entry for George Waugh, "Jamaica Births and Baptisms, 1752-1920"
  • George P Waugh, "Scotland Census, 1841"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 January 1813Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

    Age 13

    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.


    Age 19

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: nickname from Middle English wale ‘foreigner, Britone’ (in a form reflecting the final consonant of Anglian Old English walh), a word applied by the Northumbrians to Strathclyde Britons, in the same way that Gaelic Gall was applied by Highlanders to Lowlanders. The word usually denoted speakers of Celtic or Romance languages.

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

    Story Highlight


    George Waugh was born about 1745 in Carnwath parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland. His parents are unknown at this time. He was shown as 32 years of age when he enlisted in the Royal Artillary 12 Dee. 17 …

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