Sarah Donaldson

31 January 1810–11 June 1876 (Age 66)
Venango Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Donaldson was born on 31 January 1810, in Venango Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James William Donaldson, was 34 and her mother, Mary Moore, was 27. She married John Jackson Munsee Butler on 2 January 1834, in Venango Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 11 June 1876, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Jackson Munsee Butler
Sarah Donaldson
Marriage: 2 January 1834
Angelina Melvina Butler
Myron Wallace Butler
Mahala Jane Butler
Emily Lenora Butler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1834Venango Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 2
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 20
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: patronymic from Donald , generally representing an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnaill (see McDonald ).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Sarah Donaldson

    Sarah stayed in Pennsylvania while her husband went to make a home for them in Utah. They had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints but none of their Parents or siblings would listen …

    Sources (15)

    • Sarah Butler in household of J J Butler, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Sarah Donaldson in entry for John Jackson Munsell (Munsee) Butler, "United States, GenealogyBank Marriages, 1815-2011"
    • Sarah Donaldson in entry for Myron Wallace Butler, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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