Sarah Ellen Gheen

11 December 1844–13 January 1869 (Age 24)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Ellen

When Sarah Ellen Gheen was born on 11 December 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, William Atkins Gheen, was 46 and her mother, Esther Ann Pierce, was 42. She married Alexander Nephi Stephens on 4 February 1860, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bayfield, Bayfield, Wisconsin, United States in 1860. She died on 13 January 1869, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Nephi Stephens
Sarah Ellen Gheen
Marriage: 4 February 1860
William Nephi Stephens Senior
Ann Elizabeth Stephens
Geneva Ellen Stevens
John Andrew Stephens

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 February 1860Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 1
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party
    Age 10
    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

    Name Meaning

    Probably an altered form of Irish Geoghegan .History: Thomas and Joseph Gheen are recorded in 1768 in the tax records ofWest Bradford Township, Chester County, PA.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Sarah Ellen Gheen Stephens (11 December 1844 – 13 January 1869)

    Daughter of William Atkins Gheen and Esther Ann Peirce Married Alexander Nephi Stephens, 4 Feb 1860, Ogden, Weber, Utah Children - John Andrew Stephens, Geneva Ellen Stephens, William Nephi Step …

    Sources (46)

    • Ellen Gheen in household of Thomas P Gheen, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sarah Ellen Gheen in entry for William Nephi Stephens, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Sarah Ellen Geen in household of Lemuel Malory, "United States Census, 1850"

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