Sarah Johnston

6 May 1814–26 October 1889 (Age 75)
Belmont, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Johnston was born on 6 May 1814, in Belmont, Ohio, United States, her father, Samuel Johnston, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Huntsman, was 35. She married Ira V Ames on 10 August 1839, in Clayton, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Troy Township, Richland, Ohio, United States in 1870 and Lexington, Troy Township, Richland, Ohio, United States in 1880. She died on 26 October 1889, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Ira V Ames
Sarah Johnston
Marriage: 10 August 1839
Samuel Ames
Ithamer Ames
Hannah Ames
Henry Johnson Ames

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  • Marriage
    10 August 1839Clayton, Adams, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    Age 13
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 22
    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

    Scottish: habitational name, deriving in most cases from the place so called in Annandale, in Dumfriesshire. This is derived from the genitive case of the personal name John + + Middle English ton ‘town, village, settlement’ (Old English tūn). There are other places in Scotland so called, including the city of Perth, which used to be known as Saint John's Toun, and some of these may also be sources of the surname.English: habitational name from Johnson Hall (Staffordshire), recorded as Johannestonc. 1233 and Joneston in 1314. The placename means ‘John's settlement’, from the genitive case of the Middle English personal name Johan, Jon (see John ) + Middle English ton ‘town, village, settlement’.History: As far as can be ascertained, most Scottish bearers of this surname are descendants of John, probably a Norman baron from England, who held lands at Johnstone in Annandale from the Bruce family in the late 12th century. His son Gilbert was the first to take the surname Johnstone and their descendants later held the earldom of Annandale.

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    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Membership

    Sarah Johnson Ames MAY 6, 1814–AFTER 1880 Born in Belmont County, Ohio; daughter of Elizabeth Huntsman and Samuel Johnson. Probably died at Wellsville, Cache County, Utah Territory. 1 (See Document 1 …

    Sources (21)

    • Sarah Johnston in household of Chas Cracraft, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Sarah Johnson in entry for Henry Johnson Ames, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Sarah Johnson in household of Jane Cracraft, "United States Census, 1880"

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