John Bourne

13 November 1821–24 February 1865 (Age 43)
Burslem, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Bourne was born on 13 November 1821, in Burslem, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Elijah Bourne, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Ashworth, was 36. He married Elizabeth Johnson in December 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 24 February 1865, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Bourne
Elizabeth Johnson
Marriage: December 1843
Harriet Johnson
Esther Cummings Johnson
John Johnson Bourne
Samuel Bourne
Elijah Bourne
Prudence Bourne
Elizabeth Bourne
Harriet Matilda Bourne
Mary Bourne

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    December 1843Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    +11 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    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.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 12
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, from southern Middle English bourne, Old English burna, burne ‘spring, stream’, or a habitational name from a place called with this word, for example Bourn in Cambridgeshire or Bourne in Lincolnshire. In surnames the reference is often to an old stream called burna, surviving as the name of a farm. This word was replaced as the general word for a stream in southern dialects by Old English brōc (see Brook ) and came to be restricted in meaning to a stream flowing only intermittently, especially in winter.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Samuel and Harriet Matilda Daniel Johnson

    Life Sketch of Harriet Matilda Daniel Johnson, and Samuel Johnson Taken from: 1. The Write-up in the “News” of the Death of Harriet Matilda Daniel Johnson (Mother of Elizabeth Johnson Bourne. As fo …

    Sources (24)

    • John Bourne, 30, England, Potter, lvg in Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John Bourne in entry for Elizabeth Bourne Ladd, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Jno Bourne, 38 England, Farmer, $400 Real Estate, $700 Personal Estate, lvg in Lake City, Utah Territory, "United States Census, 26 Sep 1860"

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