Sarah Sheffield Steadwell

Brief Life History of Sarah Sheffield

When Sarah Sheffield Steadwell was born on 31 March 1814, in Seneca, New York, United States, her father, Abraham Steadwell, was 36 and her mother, Rebecca Sheffield, was 28. She married Samuel Wood on 15 July 1832, in Huron, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Soda Springs, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1892 and Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1892. She died on 30 March 1894, in Trenton, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Cornish Cemetery, Cornish, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Samuel Wood
Sarah Sheffield Steadwell
Marriage: 15 July 1832
Warren Charles Wood
Emma Wood
Sylvester Wood
Charles Wood
George Wood
Joseph Wood

Sources (35)

  • Sarah Wood, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sally Sturdwell, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Sarah Wood, Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961 Utah Deaths, 1900-1951 ALL Utah County - Weber County, 1924; Beaver County - Duchesne County, 1925

World Events (8)


Illinois is the 21st state.


Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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

Biblical name, borne by the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. According to the Book of Genesis, she was originally called Sarai (possibly meaning ‘contentious’ in Hebrew), but had her name changed by God to the more auspicious Sarah ‘princess’ in token of a greater blessing (Genesis 17:15, ‘And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be’). This has been one of the most enduringly popular girls' names.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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Chloe Adele Wood Doxey 4 February 1886 – 7 October 1949

Chloe Adele Wood was born in Huntsville Utah on 4 Feb 1886. She was the daughter of Charles Wood and Alice Horrocks. She was the 8th girl and last child of a family of fourteen children. Ten childr …

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