Hannah Honor Watson

19 November 1819–20 June 1902 (Age 82)
Marsham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Hannah Honor

When Hannah Honor Watson was born on 19 November 1819, in Marsham, Norfolk, England, her father, Isaac Watson, was 24 and her mother, Dinah Sparks, was 25. She married Robert Kirby on 31 October 1842, in Marsham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 20 June 1902, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Harris Picknell
Hannah Honor Watson
Marriage: 19 January 1857
Urban Picknell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 January 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 8
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 24
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, and Irish: patronymic meaning ‘son of Wat’, a pet form of Walter that was particularly common in Scotland and northern England. See Watt .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Honor Watson's Testimony of Answered Prayers

    Note: This is an excerpt from a letter Honor Watson wrote to her grandson John L Bench Jr while he was serving as a missionary in Tennessee in 1898 S L C March 6th Dear John, Your last letter I rec …

    Sources (15)

    • Honor Kirby in household of Robert Kirby, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Hanna Watson in entry for Urban Picknell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Honora in entry for Maria Kirby, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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