Sarah Wagstaff

2 September 1824–18 November 1902 (Age 78)
Upper Caldecote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Wagstaff was born on 2 September 1824, in Upper Caldecote, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Isaac Wagstaff, was 36 and her mother, Mary Bathsheba Guillians, was 35. She married John Sears on 26 December 1843, in Northill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Sawtry St Andrew, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 18 November 1902, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Sears
1822–1902
Sarah Wagstaff
1824–1902
Marriage: 26 December 1843
Septimus Wagstaff Sears
1844–1903
Isaac Sears
1845–1912
Maria Sears
1848–1849
Nathan Sears
1851–1896
Maria Ann Sears
1854–1919
Daniel John Sears
1856–1857
Mary Sears
1858–1858
Sarah Elizabeth Sears
1859–1859
Heber John Sears
1861–1942
Anna Elizabeth Sears
1863–1903
John Joseph Sears
1869–1905

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1843Northill, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    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.
    1831 · Old London Bridge Opens
    Age 7
    The popular childhood rhyme "London Bridge is Falling Down" refers to the infamous overpass above the Thames River. By the 19th century the bridge had started to fall apart.
    1846
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Anglo-Saxon: Wæg, a balance, and stæf a staff, stick, pole, meaning a balance pole

    Story Highlight

    History of John Sears (by Drucilla Sears Howard - John Sears is her father's father)

    John Sears, eldest son of Joseph Sears and Elizabeth Cutler, was born at Southill Parish, Bedfordshire, England, Oct. 13th 1822 and died in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 1st 1902. He married Sarah Wagst …

    Sources (62)

    • Sarah Sears in household of John Sears, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Sarah Wagstaff in entry for Heber John Sears and Flora Cleophea Meyerhoffer, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Sarah Wagstaff in entry for Isaac Sears, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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