Janet Barr Carruth

25 August 1820–19 October 1904 (Age 84)
Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of Janet Barr

When Janet Barr Carruth was born on 25 August 1820, in Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, her father, William Carruth, was 38 and her mother, Mary Barr, was 30. She married James Young on 8 August 1840, in Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. She died on 19 October 1904, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Andrew A. Cahoon
Janet Barr Carruth
Marriage: 16 July 1848
Rachel Cahoon
James William Cahoon
Jane Elizabeth Cahoon
Reuben Cahoon
Marion Cahoon

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 July 1848Chimney Rock, Emery, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 5
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 26
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Renfrewshire): habitational name from the lands of Carruth in the parish of Kilmacolm in Renfrewshire.

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

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    General Voyage notes

    Liverpool to New Orleans on the Carnatic (20 Feb 1848 - 20 Apr 1848) Learn MoreTo see all passengers and accounts for this voyage, click on the voyage title above. A Compilation of General Voyage No …

    Sources (29)

    • Jeannelle Cahoon, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Janet Carruth Young in entry for James William Cahoon, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Jennette Young in household of James Young, "United States Census, 1850"

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