Ruth Sawyer Drury

13 November 1819–13 April 1871 (Age 51)
Wendell, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth Sawyer

When Ruth Sawyer Drury was born on 13 November 1819, in Wendell, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joel Drury, was 22 and her mother, Tirzah Winters, was 28. She married Salisbury Baxter Davis on 2 November 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 13 April 1871, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lorenzo Johnson
Ruth Sawyer Drury
Marriage: 23 March 1854
Lyman Lorenzo Johnson
Joseph Sylvester Johnson
Charles Dayton Johnson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 March 1854Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 17
    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

    Anglo-Norman: Druerie, courtship, gallantry, love

    Story Highlight

    History of Lorenzo Johnson Written by Sarah Eliza Johnson Thorn (Daughter)

    Lorenzo Johnson, son of Dydimis Johnson and Rheuama Stephens, was born 17 April 1813 in Hadden, Middlesex County, Connecticut. He was the twelfth child of Dydimis and Rheuama, who were the parents of …

    Sources (20)

    • Ruth Johnson in household of Lorenzo Johnson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Ruth S. Drury in entry for Lyman Lorenzo Johnson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • A Record of Marriages in the City of Nauvoo, Illinois: Ruth Sawyer Drury

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