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
Sarah Wagstaff
Marriage: 26 December 1843
Septimus Wagstaff Sears
Isaac Sears
Maria Sears
Nathan Sears
Maria Ann Sears
Daniel John Sears
Mary Sears
Sarah Elizabeth Sears
Heber John Sears
Anna Elizabeth Sears
John Joseph Sears

Spouse and Children

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


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    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.
    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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