Sophia Bardsley

Female29 June 1848–8 March 1909

Brief Life History of Sophia

When Sophia Bardsley was born on 29 June 1848, in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Bardsley, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Garside, was 32. She married Thomas Belliston on 9 April 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Nephi Election Precinct, Juab, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 8 March 1909, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Nephi City Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Belliston
Sophia Bardsley
Marriage: 9 April 1868
Thomas William Belliston
George James Belliston
John Belliston
Samuel Belliston
Albert Henry Belliston
Wilford Belliston
Louisa Elizabeth Belliston
Lester Bardsley Belliston
Nellie Belliston
Ralph Bardsley Belliston
Minnie Ann Belliston

Sources (33)

  • Sophia Belliston in household of Thomas Belliston, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sophia Bardsley in entry for Ralph B Belliston and Sarah Iola Parkes, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Sophia Bardsley in entry for Ralph Bardsley Belliston, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 April 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Utah Territory, United States 1852: Juab, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Juab, Utah, United States


    Age 15

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 17

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    habitational name from Bardsley in Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, so named from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Beornrēd (composed of the elements beorn ‘young warrior’ + rǣd ‘counsel, advice’) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

    perhaps also a variant of Barnsley, a habitational name from Barnsley in Gloucestershire, since the early records of the placename show variation between spellings in Barnes-, Barndes-, and Bardes-.


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

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