Margaret Pierce

19 April 1823–16 January 1907 (Age 83)
Aston Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Pierce was born on 19 April 1823, in Aston Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Robert Peirce, was 26 and her mother, Hannah Harvey, was 20. She married Morris Whitesides on 23 July 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847 and lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 16 January 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Brigham Young
1801–1877
Margaret Pierce
1823–1907
Marriage: 16 January 1845
Brigham Morris Young
1854–1931

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 January 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    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.
    1827
    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 22
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

    Name Meaning

    English, Welsh, and Irish: from the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Piers, Peres, Peris, an Old French nominative of Pierre or Per, the French form of Peter . Pierce is especially frequent in northwestern Wales and Lancashire, while Pearce is the more common spelling in the rest of England. In Ireland Pierce and Pearse represent a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.History: Franklin Pierce (1804–69), 14th president of the US, was born in Hillsborough, NH, on the New England frontier. His English ancestor Thomas Pierce emigrated to Charlestown, MA, in 1633/34.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Pyers
    Peirce
    Piers
    Perrell
    Pearce
    Pearse
    Peter
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    Peairs
    Parkin

    Sources (18)

    • Margaret P Young in household of Brigham Young, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Margaret Pierce in entry for Brigham Morris Young, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Margaret P Young, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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