John Sargent Jr.

12 March 1818–14 March 1869 (Age 51)
Whaplode Drove, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Sargent Jr. was born on 12 March 1818, in Whaplode Drove, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Sargent, was 28 and his mother, Ann Hanger, was 27. He married Hannah Farrow on 1 November 1843, in Whaplode Drove, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Whaplode, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 14 March 1869, in Hoytsville, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Hoytsville, Summit, Utah, United States.

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John Sargent Jr.
Elizabeth Farrow
Marriage: 14 June 1849
Esther Sargent
Nephi Sargent
Amos Sargent

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  • Marriage
    14 June 1849
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    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. 
    Age 5
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 14
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English: status or occupational name from Middle English sergeaunt ‘servant’ (Old French sergent, serjant). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed a number of more specialized meanings in the medieval period, including ‘tenant by military service below the rank of knight’. It was also used for a variety of administrative and legal offices, which may have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century. Compare Sergent .History: William Sargent (1624–1717) came to Gloucester, MA, from Devon, England before 1678. Many of his descendants distinguished themselves in the civil and military affairs of the colonies and some in literary or artistic paths, notably the portrait painter John Singer Sargent (1856–1925).

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

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    Amos Sargent A Biographical Sketch

    Amos Sargent was born May 19, 1854, in Downdale, Lincolnshire, England. He was the son of John and Elizabeth Farrow Sargent. There were three other children- William, a son by a former marriage; Esthe …

    Sources (36)

    • John Sergent, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • John Sargent in entry for William Sargent, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • John Sargeant, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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