George Rufus Stewart

29 July 1827–20 January 1891 (Age 63)
Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of George Rufus

When George Rufus Stewart was born on 29 July 1827, in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, his father, George W Stewart Jr., was 31 and his mother, Ruthinda Baker, was 20. He married Barbara Jane Browning on 6 November 1853. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 20 January 1891, in Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Rufus Stewart
1827–1891
Nancy Lavina Browning
1842–1875
Marriage: 1 April 1856
Lavina Jane Stewart
1859–1920
George Johnathan Stewart
1861–1897
Barbara Lavina Stewart
1863–1922
Martha Malinda Stewart
1865–1932
Rutha Elizabeth Stewart
1868–1950
John Virgil Stewart
1870–1937
Sarah Emma Stewart
1873–1913
William Henry Stewart
1875–1875

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 April 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    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.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 3
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    1846
    Age 19
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: originally an occupational name for an administrative official of an estate, from Middle English stiward, Old English stigweard, stīweard, a compound of stig ‘house(hold)’ + weard ‘guardian’. In the Anglo-Saxon period this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household, especially of the royal household; after the Norman Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal, for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate. In Scotland the term was also used of a magistrate originally appointed by the king to administer crown lands, forming a stewartry.History: Stuart or Stewart is the surname of one of the great families of Scotland, the royal family of Scotland from the 14th century, and of England from 1603, when James VI of Scotland acceded to the English throne as James I. There were many minor branches of the family left in Britain after the flight of James II in 1688, but not every bearer of the surname can claim relationship with the royal house, even in Scotland. Every great house in medieval England and Scotland had its steward, and in many cases the office gave rise to a hereditary surname. The fall of the house of Stuart in Britain, conversely, led to the establishment of several highly placed branches bearing this surname in continental Europe, which are in most cases related to the old Scottish royal family.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Stuart
    Stewardson
    Steward
    Steuart

    Sources (45)

    • Geo K Stewart, "United States Census, 1870"
    • George R. Stewart in entry for Barbara Melvina Stewart Lloyd, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Geo R Stewart, "United States Census, 1860"

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