Margaret Gardner

15 September 1811–5 October 1878 (Age 67)
Johnstown, Livingston, Columbia, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Gardner was born on 15 September 1811, in Johnstown, Livingston, Columbia, New York, United States, her father, Nathaniel Bryan Gardner, was 45 and her mother, Hannah Briggs, was 44. She married Jonathan Sawyer Wells on 23 June 1829, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 5 October 1878, in Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Willard City Cemetery, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Sawyer Wells
Margaret Gardner
Marriage: 23 June 1829
Lyman Briggs Wells
Semantha Hannah Wells
Huldah Moriah Wells
Judah Smith Wells
Margaret Ann Wells
Otis Nathaniel Wells
Erastus Nelson Wells
Sarah Matilda Wells
Julia Ann Wells

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 June 1829Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 1
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 19
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name from Middle English gardener ‘gardener’, Old French gardinier, jardinier.Americanized form (translation into English) of German Gärtner or Gartner and French Desjardins .

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

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    Life History of Nathaniel B. Gardner

    Nathaniel B. Gardner was born October October 17, 1765. He married Hannah Briggs January 10, 1786. Sixteen children were born to them, eight boys and eight girls. Eight lived to be married and rais …

    Sources (29)

    • Margaret Gardner in entry for Sarah Drake, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
    • Margaret Wells in household of Jonth S Wells, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Margaret Gardner in entry for Margaret Ann Wells, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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