Samuel Garn

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Garn was born on 14 July 1827, in Mansfield, Richland, Ohio, United States, his father, Daniel Garn, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Moses, was 20. He married Paralee America Harmon on 11 December 1851, in Auburn, Placer, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States in 1860 and Morgan, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 29 August 1916, in Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Cedar Fort Cemetery, Cedar Fort, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Samuel Garn
Paralee America Harmon
Marriage: 11 December 1851
Mary Merinda Garn
Evelyn Josephine Garn
Samuel J Garn
Daniel Garn
James Edgar Garn
Sarah Elizabeth Garn
David Garn
Eliza Paralee Garn
Margaret Garn
Charles Benner Garn

Sources (58)

  • Saml Garns, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel Garn, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Samuel Garn, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1852: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1856: Cedar, Utah Territory, United States 1862: Utah, Utah Territory, United States* 1896: Utah, Utah, United States *Cedar became extinct 1862

Name Meaning

English (western): from a lost place called Garn in Westbury on Severn (Gloucestershire).

English: perhaps a shortened form of the Old French personal name Geron, the oblique case form of Garo, a pet form of ancient Germanic names in Ger- (see Gerald , Gerard , Garbutt ). A shortened form Gern would have given rise to a variant pronunciation Garn in late Middle English.

English: perhaps a shortened form of Garron .

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

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          Samuel Garn was born 14 July 1827 in in Mansfield, Richland, Ohio to Daniel and Margaret Moses Garn. Samuel joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1842 at the age of 15. H …

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