Sarah Hurst

5 August 1813–3 September 1882 (Age 69)
Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Hurst was born on 5 August 1813, in Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom, her father, Gideon Hurst, was 36 and her mother, Mary Woolcott, was 32. She married Joseph Beecroft on 14 October 1832, in Calverley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 3 September 1882, in Holden, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Holden, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Beecroft
Sarah Hurst
Marriage: 14 October 1832
Mary Ann Beecroft
Elizabeth Beecroft
Christopher Hirst Beecroft
Stillborn Beecroft
Hannah Beecroft
Emma Beecroft
John Hurst Beecroft

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 October 1832Calverley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed
    Age 8
    The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 19
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived near a wood or wooded hill, from Middle English hirst(e), herst(e), hurst(e) (Old English hyrst) or a habitational name from any of the places so called, such as Hurst Green (in Mitton, Lancashire), Hirst (Northumberland), Hurst (Berkshire, Kent, Warwickshire), Hurstpierpoint (Sussex), or Hirst in Longwood (Yorkshire).Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Horsaigh, the Gaelicized form of the English habitational name Horsey , established in Ireland since the 13th century.German and Swiss German (also Hürst): topographic name from Middle High German hurst ‘woodland, thicket’; or a habitational name from a place so named in Westphalia.

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

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    John Hurst Beecroft life sketch

    John Hurst Beecroft life sketch submitted by Ellen Beecroft Farnsworth, daughter of Robert C. Beecroft. John Hurst Beecroft was born in Little Horton, Yorkshire, England, Oct. 19, 1846. On May 25 …

    Sources (25)

    • Sarah Beecroft in household of Joseph Beecroft, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Sarah Hurst in entry for Elizabeth Beecroft Myers, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Sarah Beecroft in household of Joseph Beecroft, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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