Sarah Shirley Johnston

17 March 1819–2 April 1892 (Age 73)
Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland

The Life Summary of Sarah Shirley

When Sarah Shirley Johnston was born on 17 March 1819, in Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, her father, Arthur Johnston, was 24 and her mother, Sarah McGee, was 25. She married Thomas Ravenhill McCann on 11 May 1835, in Stockport, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Stockport, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1835 and Fish Haven, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1880. She died on 2 April 1892, in Garden City, Rich, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Fish Haven, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Ravenhill McCann
Sarah Shirley Johnston
Marriage: 11 May 1835
Elizabeth McCann
Caroline McCann
Thomas Ravenhill McCann
Joseph Nephi McCann
Brigham McCann
Sarah McCann
Mariah Jane McCann
Emma Lena McCann
Deseret McCann
Hyrum Johnston McCann

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  • Marriage
    11 May 1835Stockport, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 4
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    Age 24
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name, deriving in most cases from the place so called in Annandale, in Dumfriesshire. This is derived from the genitive case of the personal name John + + Middle English ton ‘town, village, settlement’ (Old English tūn). There are other places in Scotland so called, including the city of Perth, which used to be known as Saint John's Toun, and some of these may also be sources of the surname.English: habitational name from Johnson Hall (Staffordshire), recorded as Johannestonc. 1233 and Joneston in 1314. The placename means ‘John's settlement’, from the genitive case of the Middle English personal name Johan, Jon (see John ) + Middle English ton ‘town, village, settlement’.History: As far as can be ascertained, most Scottish bearers of this surname are descendants of John, probably a Norman baron from England, who held lands at Johnstone in Annandale from the Bruce family in the late 12th century. His son Gilbert was the first to take the surname Johnstone and their descendants later held the earldom of Annandale.

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    Story Highlight

    Thomas Ravenhill McCann

    Sketch of the life of Thomas Ravenhill McCann, 1814-1882 By Granddaughter Mary Ann McCann Merrill, Daughter of Joseph Nephi McCann ============================================== Thomas Ravenhill …

    Sources (24)

    • Sarah Mc Cann in household of Thos R Mc Cann, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Sarah Johnston in entry for Deseret Mccann, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Sarah Mccan in household of Thomas Mccan, "United States Census, 1850"

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