John Irwin Forsyth

27 July 1816–15 February 1897 (Age 80)
Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Irwin

When John Irwin Forsyth was born on 27 July 1816, in Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, Andrew Forsyth, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Irwin, was 28. He married Sarah Freeland Barker on 29 March 1841, in Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Carlisle Holy Trinity, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Batesville, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 15 February 1897, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Irwin Forsyth
Sarah Freeland Barker
Marriage: 29 March 1841
Jane Barker Forsyth
Margaret Barker Forsyth
Andrew Barker Forsyth
Sarah Ann Barker Forsyth
Margaret Barker Forsyth
Mary Elizabeth Forsyth

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  • Marriage
    29 March 1841Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 9
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    Age 27
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Forsythe .History: The statesman John Forsyth (1780–1841) was born at Fredericksburg, VA, a descendant of James Forsyth, who came to VA from Scotland in 1680. John was in public service for 30 years as representative, US senator, governor of Georgia, minister to Spain, and secretary of state.

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

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    Forsyths of Carlisle England - A History of the Forsyth Family

    Andrew Forsyth, 1789-1853, was born in the north of Scotland, and came into the Carlisle district when a young man. He was a dyer by trade, employed by Peter Dixon & Sons. He married Sarah Irwi …

    Sources (54)

    • John Forsithe, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John Forsyth in entry for Andrew Barker Forsyth, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Forsyth, "United States Census, 1860"

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