Sarah Mumford

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Mumford was born on 20 April 1795, in Granby, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Henry Mumford Jr, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Thompson, was 22. She married Benjamin Brown on 2 September 1819, in Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1850. She died on 1 January 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Benjamin Brown
Sarah Mumford
Marriage: 2 September 1819
Cornelia Brown
Cordelia Brown
Lorenzo Brown
Walter Brown
Homer Brown
Benjamin F Brown

Sources (51)

  • Sarah Brown in household of Benj Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • United States, marriage of Benajmin Brown
  • Sarah Brown, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1802 · Brass is Discovered

In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname "The Brass City." Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

Name Meaning


variant of Mountford .

variant of Munford .

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

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Story Highlight


Compiled by Cleo B. Greenwood – 1964 (Great Granddaughter of Cleo) Lorenzo Brown was born 2 February, 1823, Pomfret Township, Chautauqua County, New York. His father was Benjamin Brown, born 30 Septe …

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