John Watts Berrett

Brief Life History of John Watts

When John Watts Berrett was born on 3 July 1831, in Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Berrett, was 34 and his mother, Hannah Watts, was 38. He married Eliza Hookway on 16 December 1865, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Bradford, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England in 1831. He died on 27 April 1889, in Union, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Watts Berrett
Eliza Hookway
Marriage: 16 December 1865
John Albert Berrett
Heber Hookway Berrett
Walter Lorenzo Berrett
Orson Hookway Berrett
Frank Hookway Berrett

Sources (32)

  • John Berrett in household of John Berrett, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Berrett, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John W. Berrett, "BillionGraves Index"

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1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.


EARLIEST KNOWN BURIAL: Boy Kallen BIRTH unknown DEATH 3 Aug 1853 BURIAL Murray City Cemetery Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA PLOT 08 032 6 MEMORIAL ID 59154

Name Meaning

English (Wiltshire): variant of Barrett .

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

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