Harriett Sargent

23 October 1832–18 July 1915 (Age 82)
Fountain, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Harriett

When Harriett Sargent was born on 23 October 1832, in Fountain, Indiana, United States, her father, Abel Morgan Sargent, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Edwards, was 25. She married Charles Coulson Rich on 28 March 1847, in Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 18 July 1915, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Charles Coulson Rich
Harriett Sargent
Marriage: 28 March 1847
Franklin David Rich
Adelbert Coulson Rich
Tunis Harriet Rich
Abel George Rich
Martha Caroline Rich
Harley Thomas Rich
Luna Rosetta Rich
Morgan Jesse Rich
Alvin Orlando Rich
Drusilla Sarah Rich

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  • Marriage
    28 March 1847Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 7
    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.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 24
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    English: status or occupational name from Middle English sergeaunt ‘servant’ (Old French sergent, serjant). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed a number of more specialized meanings in the medieval period, including ‘tenant by military service below the rank of knight’. It was also used for a variety of administrative and legal offices, which may have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century. Compare Sergent .History: William Sargent (1624–1717) came to Gloucester, MA, from Devon, England before 1678. Many of his descendants distinguished themselves in the civil and military affairs of the colonies and some in literary or artistic paths, notably the portrait painter John Singer Sargent (1856–1925).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Charles C. Rich & H. Sargent, by B. Harker (gg g-son). *See pdf 'Doc' above.

    At fifteen years of age, Harriet Sargent had two years earlier been placed by her widowed father in the care of Charles C. Rich and his first wife, Sarah Pea (Charles C. Rich, Mormon General...., p. 3 …

    Sources (40)

    • "1850, United States Census," Harriet Rich in household of Charles C Rich
    • Harriet Sargent in entry for Morgan Jesse Rich and Mary Olive King, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Harriett Sargent in entry for Morgan Jesse Rich, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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