Sarah Anderson

4 December 1828–8 May 1909 (Age 80)
Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Anderson was born on 4 December 1828, in Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, her father, Major Miles Anderson, was 33 and her mother, Nancy Pace, was 27. She married Willson Gates Nowers on 28 June 1855, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1851 and lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Beaver Election Precinct, Beaver, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 8 May 1909, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willson Gates Nowers
1828–1922
Sarah Anderson
1828–1909
Marriage: 28 June 1855
Willson Edward Nowers
1856–1860
Nancy Kathleen Nowers
1857–1940
William Gates Nowers
1859–1927
Sarah Susannah Nowers
1861–1946
John Alfred Nowers
1863–1928
James Albert Nowers
1864–1946
Edward Lorenzo Nowers
1867–1869
Joseph Nowers
1868–1868

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 June 1855Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    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.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 11
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
    Age 22
    On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Andrew

    Story Highlight

    History of William R. Anderson given by his daughter Eliza A Gunn and printed in the Beaver (UT) press July 2017

    Given by his daughter, Eliza A. Gunn In the Anderson (DUP -Daughters of Utah Pioneers) Camp William R. Anderson was the son of Miles and Nancy Pace Anderson, and was born in Nauvoo, Illinois, Sept. …

    Sources (28)

    • Sarah Anderson in household of Miles Anderson, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sarah Anderson in entry for William Gates Nowers, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Sarah Nowers in household of Willison G. Nowers, "United States Census, 1900"

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