Elizabeth Blackburn

26 July 1823–15 April 1888 (Age 64)
Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Blackburn was born on 26 July 1823, in Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Blackburn, was 27 and her mother, Isabella Collinson, was 27. She married James Leigh Newton on 17 March 1844, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1853 and lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Sculcoates All Saints, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 15 April 1888, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Leigh Newton
Elizabeth Blackburn
Marriage: 17 March 1844
Elizabeth Newton
Eliza "Rocksey" Newton
Mary Isabella Newton
Hyrum James Newton Sr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 March 1844Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 2
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    Age 20
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Blackburn, but especially the one in Lancashire, so named with Old English blæc ‘dark’ + burna ‘stream’. This surname is found mainly in northern England.

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

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    History of James leigh Newton

    JAMES LEIGH NEWTON (This history was found in the book "Tartan, Sage, and History" written by Elvera Campbell Green; Chapter 5; page 57) As far back as we have been able to determine the roots of t …

    Sources (32)

    • Elizabeth Newton in household of James Newton, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Elizabeth Newton, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Elizth Blakburn in household of Thos Blakburn, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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