Sarah Mariah Texana East

31 December 1840–8 July 1890 (Age 49)
Brenham, Washington, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Mariah Texana

When Sarah Mariah Texana East was born on 31 December 1840, in Brenham, Washington, Texas, United States, her father, Edward Wallace East, was 26 and her mother, Willmirth Matilda "Margaret" Greer, was 16. She married Seth Millington Blair on 26 September 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 8 July 1890, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Seth Millington Blair
Sarah Mariah Texana East
Marriage: 26 September 1855
Lehi Nephi Blair
Lehi Nephi Blair
Mary Texana Blair
Willmirth Mariah Blair
Daniel Wallace Blair
Nancy Jane Blair

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 September 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 8
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States
    Age 21
    On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who came from the east or who lived on the eastern side of a settlement. Compare Estes .Americanized form (translation into English) of North German Ost and Swedish Öst.

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

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    Story Highlight

    E W East Journal "Reminiscences" cont. by D Curtis

    This text of Edward Wallace East’s “Reminiscences by E. W. East” was prepared by Danelle Curtis using scans of the original hand written journal. The original journal is now at the BYU-Provo Ha …

    Sources (24)

    • S A East in household of E M East, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sarah East in entry for Mary Blair Holdaway, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Bl* in household of Seth M Bl*, "United States Census, 1870"

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