Henry Sudweeks

26 November 1815–20 May 1900 (Age 84)
St James, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Henry

When Henry Sudweeks was born on 26 November 1815, in St James, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Sudweeks, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Martin, was 21. He married Sarah Sweet on 5 September 1843, in Northville, LaSalle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1837 and lived in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States in 1876 and Circleville, Piute, Utah, United States for about 2 years. He registered for military service in 1832. In 1885, at the age of 69, his occupation is listed as petit juror in Utah, United States. He died on 20 May 1900, in Kingston, Piute, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Junction Cemetery, Junction, Piute, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Sudweeks
Sarah Sweet
Marriage: 5 September 1843
Sarah Ann Sudweeks
Matilda Jane Sudweeks
Emma Eliza Sudweeks
Richard Henry Sudweeks
James Heber Sudweeks
Ann Elizabeth Sudweeks
Phoebe Alice Sudweeks
Joseph Hyrum Sudweeks
Daniel Morgan Sudweeks
David Brigham Sudweeks
John Wait Sudweeks
Don Carlos Sudweeks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 September 1843Northville, LaSalle, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 12
    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.
    Age 31
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Kent): variant of Sedgwick , with excrescent -s.

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

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    Biography of Henry Sudweeks

    Biography of Henry Sudweeks (Written by Joseph Sudweeks, his grandson, and based on the following sources: l. A very short autobiography, dated at Nephi City, Juab County, Utah Territory, February …

    Sources (37)

    • Hy Ludwicks, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Henry Sedwick, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Henry Sudweeks Sarah in entry for Sarah Ann Sudweeks Morrill, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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