John Singleton

1 December 1824–25 December 1865 (Age 41)
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Singleton was born on 1 December 1824, in Preston, Lancashire, England, his father, Thomas Singleton, was 27 and his mother, Ann Hall, was 27. He married Catherine Creer on 1 December 1844, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850 and Penwortham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He registered for military service in 1951. His occupation is listed as mechanic age 20; farmer, cattle raiser in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 25 December 1865, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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John Singleton
Catherine Creer
Marriage: 1 December 1844
Ann Eliza Singleton
Ellen Singleton
Ann Singleton
Mary Jane Singleton
Catherine Singleton
John Alma Singleton
Robert Singleton
Agnes Anne Singleton

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  • Marriage
    1 December 1844Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 1
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 12
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and West Yorkshire):habitational name from Singleton (Lancashire), probably from Old English scingol ‘shingle, wooden roof tile’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. Bearers of this surname are said to be descended from Ughtred de Sinleton, holder of lands in Amounderness wapentake (Lancashire) c. 1160–90. This name was first recorded in Ireland in 1308 and firmly established in Louth and Monaghan during the 17th century.habitational name from Singleton (Sussex), probably from Old English sængel, sengel ‘bundle, tuft’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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    John Singleton - death

    John Singleton By his great grand-daughter, Elma S. Bradshaw It is with a deep feeling of love and respect that I write this short history of my great grandfather, John Singleton. He was our imm …

    Sources (65)

    • John Singleton in household of Thomas Singleton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • John Singleton in entry for Samuel Singleton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • John Singleton, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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