William Henry Salisbury

7 October 1843–
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Salisbury was born on 7 October 1843, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Salisbury, was 27 and his mother, Ann Morris, was 24. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Nancy Greenwell Harrington. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870.

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William Henry Salisbury
Nancy Greenwell Harrington
William Thomas Salisbury
Emily Mae Salisbury
Warren Henry Salisbury

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World Events (8)

Age 3
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · The Crimean War
Age 11
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
Age 41
Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name primarily from Salesbury in Blackburn (Lancashire) but also occasionally from Salisbury (Wiltshire). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English salh ‘willow, sallow’ + burg ‘fortress’, while the Wiltshire placename arises from a shortened form of the Celtic placename Sorviodunum (from an unknown initial element + Celtic dūno- ‘fort’). In the Old English period the second element was dropped and Sorvio- (of unexplained etymology) became Searo- in Old English as the result of folk etymological association the Old English word searu ‘trick’; to this an explanatory burh ‘fortress, manor, town’ was added. The city is recorded in the Domesday Book as Sarisberie; the change of -r- to -l- is the result of later dissimilation.

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

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Joseph Morris Salisbury crossing the plains

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 1856 Dan Jones/John A. Hunt Company Departure: 1 August 1856 Arrival in Salt Lake Valley: 10-15 December 1856 Company Information: About 300 individuals …

Sources (27)

  • Henry Salsbery, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Salisbury in entry for Nancy Harrington Salisbury, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Henry Salisbury in household of William Salisbury, "United States Census, 1860"

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