Sarah Porcher

1 September 1836–22 May 1913 (Age 76)
Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Porcher was born on 1 September 1836, in Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Porcher, was 39 and her mother, Sophia Turner Adams, was 32. She married Frederick Houghton on 24 November 1859. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Upwell, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 3 years. She died on 22 May 1913, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Houghton
Sarah Porcher
Marriage: 24 November 1859
Orson Lorenzo Adams Houghton
George Frederick Houghton
Amelia Sophia Porcher Houghton
Letisha A. I. Houghton
William Henry Ingles Houghton
Albert A J Houghton
Sarah Ann Houghton
John Alma Evans Houghton
Hattie May Maria Houghton
Frank Mathew Joseph Houghton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 November 1859
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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 27
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    French and English: occupational name for a swineherd, from Old French, Middle English porch(i)er, an agent derivative of Old French porc ‘pig’.History: This surname is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina.

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

    Sources (49)

    • Sarah Porcher in household of James Porcher, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Sarah in entry for Leteta A I Houghton, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Sarah Porcher in household of James Porcher, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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