Eliza Burgess

8 December 1827–20 August 1915 (Age 87)
Stockport, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Eliza

When Eliza Burgess was born on 8 December 1827, in Stockport, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Burgess, was 27 and her mother, Betty Pimlott, was 23. She married Brigham Young on 3 October 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1848 and lived in Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1915. She died on 20 August 1915, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Brigham Young
1801–1877
Eliza Burgess
1827–1915
Marriage: 3 October 1852
Alfales Young
1853–1920

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1852Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    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.
    1848
    Age 21
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1853 · First State Fair
    Age 26
    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

    Name Meaning

    English: status name from Middle English burge(i)s, burgis, borgeis ‘inhabitant of a borough’ (strictly one possessing full municipal rights), ‘freeman of a borough’. Burgesses generally had tenure of land or buildings from a landlord by burgage. In medieval England burgage involved the payment of a fixed money rent (as opposed to payment in kind); in Scotland it involved payment in service, guarding the town. The -eis ending is from Latin -ensis (modern English -ese as in Portuguese). Compare Burger .Americanized form of French Bourgeois .History: Thomas Burgess came from England to MA c. 1630 and eventually settled in Sandwich, MA.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Burger
    Burges
    Burgis

    Sources (20)

    • Eliza Young, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Eliza Young, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Eliza B Young in household of Brigham Young, "United States Census, 1860"

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