Sarah Cox

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Cox was born on 26 February 1794, in Bernardsville Borough, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, her father, John Cox, was 27 and her mother, Amy Smith, was 22. She married Elias Hutchings on 29 December 1816, in Avery, Milan Township, Huron, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 28 September 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elias Hutchings
Sarah Cox
Marriage: 29 December 1816
Henry Hovey Hutchings
Shepherd Pierce Hutchings
Matilda Hutchings
Erwin Hutchings
Elias Hutchings
William Willard Hutchings
Joseph Stowell Hutchings
Samuel Hutchings
Lyman Smith Hutchings
Sally Lovina Hutchings
Mary Hutchings
Martha Hutchings

Sources (36)

  • Sally Hutchins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah (Sally) Cox Or Smith - Government record: birth-name: Sally Smith
  • Sally Smith, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: variant of Cocke and Cook , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

Irish (Ulster): mistranslation of Mac Con Coille (‘son of Cú Choille’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’), as if formed with coileach ‘cock, rooster’.

Dutch and Flemish: genitivized patronymic from the personal name Cock, a vernacular short form of Cornelius .

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

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Sally Smith

SALLY SMITH 1794-1862 Sally came to Utah later with the Saints and lived in the 19th Ward in Salt Lake City. She was a faithful member of the Church and was interested in temple work. She marrie …

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