Sariah Lewis

19 February 1836–11 April 1906 (Age 70)
Clay, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Sariah

When Sariah Lewis was born on 19 February 1836, in Clay, Missouri, United States, her father, Anthony Lewis, was 41 and her mother, Nancy Calkins, was 35. She married Norman Ingles Bliss on 17 February 1854, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 11 April 1906, in Yavapai, Arizona, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in McCabe, Yavapai, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Norman Ingles Bliss
Sariah Lewis
Marriage: 17 February 1854
Wilford Norman Bliss
Eliza Sariah Bliss
Lucy Ann Bliss
Almeda N. Bliss
Henry G. Bliss
Edgar Francis Bliss

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 February 1854Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 3
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 24
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English, Old French personal name Lewis, Leweis, Lowis, from ancient Germanic (originally West Frankish) Hludwig (itself from hlōd- ‘fame, famous’ + wīg- ‘battle’). This was Latinized as Ludovicus and Chlodovisus, which were gallicized as Clovis or Clouis, French Louis. The name may also appear as Lawis, Laweys, Lawes, by unrounding of the vowel of Lowis on the analogy of the variation between Low and Law as pet forms of Middle English Lourence alias Laurence. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Laws 2 and compare Lawrence .Welsh: adopted for the Welsh personal name Llywelyn (see Llewellyn ).Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lughaidh ‘son of Lughaidh’. This is one of the most common Old Irish personal names. It is derived from Lugh ‘brightness’, which was the name of a Celtic god.

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

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    Sariah Lewis

    Sariah Lewis Born 9 February 1836 Dearborn, Clay, Missouri Timothy and Nancy Lewis are the parents of Sariah born February 9, 1836. They lived in Missouri at the time that Sariah was born. There …

    Sources (16)

    • Harman in entry for Lucy Ann Kane, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Saria Lewis in household of Jesse T Harman, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sariah Louis in entry for Almeda White, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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