Sarah Freeland Barker

14 October 1815–27 March 1885 (Age 69)
Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sarah Freeland

When Sarah Freeland Barker was born on 14 October 1815, in Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Barker, was 42 and her mother, Margaret Freeland, was 36. She married John Irwin Forsyth on 29 March 1841, in Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Norritonville, East Norriton Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. She died on 27 March 1885, in Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, 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 4
    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 10
    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.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 21
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a tanner of leather, from Middle English barkere ‘tanner’, tree bark having been used as the tanning agent.English: occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle English berker, bercher (Old French berchier, bercher, berkier, berker, Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’, genitive berbicis). With the change of -ar- to -er- in Middle English, this became indistinguishable from the preceding name (see 1 above).Americanized form of German Berger or Barger .

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

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    History of Sarah Barker Freeland

    By Mary E. Forsyth (a daughter) Sarah Barker was born 14 October 1815 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland. She was the daughter of John Barker and Margaret Freeland. In her childhood days, she worked in t …

    Sources (37)

    • Sarah Barker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Sarah Forsithe in household of John Forsithe, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

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