Martha Jane Sargent

24 September 1827–20 December 1920 (Age 93)
Floyd, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Sargent was born on 24 September 1827, in Floyd, Indiana, United States, her father, Abel Morgan Sargent, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Edwards, was 20. She married Norman Sharp in September 1845, in Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States in 1860 and Vernal Utah Temple, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 20 December 1920, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harley Mowry Sr.
Martha Jane Sargent
Marriage: 4 July 1847
Angeline Mowrey
Harley Mowrey Jr
Martha Jane Mowrey
Ruth Caroline Mowry
Harriet Anne Mowrey
Ella Drucilla Mowrey
Charles Barton Mowrey
Uriah Mowrey
David Sargent Mowrey
Emaline Harley Mowrey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 July 1847Independence Rock, Natrona, Wyoming, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    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.
    1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act
    Age 9
    The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 29
    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    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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    Sources (37)

    • Martha Jane Sargent in entry for Harriet Ann Dingman, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Martha J Mowrey in household of Harley Mowrey, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Martha Jane Mowrey in entry for Harley Mowrey, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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