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Sarah Bird

Sarah Bird[1, 2]

Female 1845 - 1917  (72 years)

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  • Name Sarah Bird 
    Born 25 Jul 1845  Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Female 
    Census 1851  Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1851, British

    England, Bedfordshire, Eaton Bray, Village of Felmersham, Leighton Buzzard Registration District, Household Schedule 7, Piece 1856, Folio 557, page 2

    Frederick Bird, head 41. Mary A., wife 37. Children: Ann, daughter 13; Sabina, daughter 10; Ezra, son 8; Martha, daughter 6; Sarah, daughter 5; Susannah, daughter 2; William son, 10 months. Frederick was a straw plaite dealer; Mary was a straw plaiter. He was born in Tilsworth, Bedfordshire, England. Mary was born in Billington, Bedfordshire, England and the children were born in Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England.  
    Age: 5 
    Emigration 4 May 1856  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Liverpool to New York, 4 May 1856-14 Jun 1856  
    Immigration 16 Jun 1856  New York City, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Immigration to US 1856

    Ship Manifest - Thornton, 16 Jun 1856; Port of Departure: Liverpool, England; Destination: Utah, United States of America; Place of Origin: Great Britain; Ethnicity/Race/Nationality: British (English); Ship Name: Thornton; Port of Arrival: New York; Line: 31; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: M237_163; List Number: 490; Port Arrival State: New York; Port Arrival Country: United States; Final Destination Utah, USA

    Ship Manifest is difficult to read but presumes the following:

    Mary Ann Bird, 40, female; Ann, 20, female; Sabina, 17, female; Ezra, 14, male; Martha Ann, 12, female; Sarah, 10, female; Susannah, 7, female
    William, 6, male  
    Age: 10 
    Ship Manifest - Thornton, 16 Jun 1856
    Ship Manifest - Thornton, 16 Jun 1856
    Census 19 Sep 1860  Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1860

    Utah, Utah, Provo, Provo Post Office, 19 Sep 1860, page 943, Dwelling 3069, Family 2399

    Ezekiel Kellog, head, 58. Mary, wife, 43. Children: Martha, daughter 16; Sarah, daughter 14; Susanna, daughter 10; Wm. son, 8. He is a farmer; value of real estate $200; personal property $300. He is born in Utah. She and the children are born in England. All the children are attending school. Next door to Lucius N. and Alice Scovil.

    (Note: this is the 2nd marriage for Mary. Her maiden name is Fenn. Prior to her arrival in the US, she was married to Frederick Otto Bird who died the year before she immigrated to the US).  
    Age: 14 
    Census 18 Aug 1870  Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 1870

    Utah, Utah, Provo, 3rd Ward, page 7, dwelling 60, family 54, 18 Aug 1870

    William Furguson 27. Sarah 25. Children: William 6; Frederick 2. William is a laborer. Value of personal property is $200. Sarah cannot read or write. He is born in Scotland; she is born in England. Children are born in Utah. (next door to Lewis and Lydia Mecham; Robert and Matha Dugdale).  
    Age: 25 
    1870 US Federal Census, William Ferguson Family, Provo, Utah
    1870 US Federal Census, William Ferguson Family, Provo, Utah
    Census 15 Jun 1880  Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 1880

    Utah, Utah, Provo, SD # blank, ED #81, Page 47, Third Ward, Dwelling 397, Family 446

    Sarah Fugeson 36. Children: William 15; Fred 10; Stella 4. Census reflects that Sarah is married but no mention of husband. Sarah and children are born in Utah, her father in Scotland and her mother in England. (next door to Thomas and Mary Bolden; Margaret McCrackin)  
    Age: 36 
    1880 US Federal Census - Sarah Ferguson Family, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA
    1880 US Federal Census - Sarah Ferguson Family, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA
    Census 14 Jun 1900  Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census 1900

    Utah, Utah, Provo Precinct, SD 273, ED 164, sheet 20A, Dwelling 367, Family 374, 14 Jun 1900

    Sarah Ferguson 54. Born July 1945 in England. Widow, born 3 children, 3 children living. Immigrated in 1859; in the US for 40 years. Can read and write. Owns a farm. (next door to George and Lizzie Taylor; William and Estella Clayton. Estella is Sarah's daughter.) 
    Age: 54 
    1900 US Federal Census for Sarah Bird Ferguson and William P. and Estella Clayton, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA
    1900 US Federal Census for Sarah Bird Ferguson and William P. and Estella Clayton, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA
    Census 27 Apr 1910  Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 1910

    Utah, Utah, Provo, SD 1, ED 195, sheet 20B, 188 2nd North, Dwelling 307, Family 392

    Sarah Ferguson 65. Widow. Married for 46 years; bore 3 children, 3 living. Born in England. Immigrated in 1856. Can read and write. Owns home; runs private boarding house on own account. Next door to daughter, Estella and William P. Clayton; E.F. and Nora B. Westrope).

    381 West, Dwelling 308, Family 393
    William P. Clayton 37. Estella 34. They have been married for 15 years; bore 4 children, 4 living. He is employed as a Post Office Clerk for wages. Own home. All can read and write except for Eldon. William immigrated from England in 1890. Estella and children are born in Utah. 
    Age: 65 
    1910 US Federal Census Sarah Bird Ferguson
    1910 US Federal Census Sarah Bird Ferguson
    Provo, Utah, Utah, USA
    Death Certificate 28 Nov 1917  Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Certificate number : 399 
    Age: 72 
    Cause: Cancer of the uterus with hemorrhage 
    Death Certificate for Sarah Bird Ferguson, 1917, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA
    Death Certificate for Sarah Bird Ferguson, 1917, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA
    Died 28 Nov 1917  Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 30 Nov 1917  Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 13
    Sarah Bird Ferguson (1845 - 1917) - Find A Grave
    Sarah Bird Ferguson (1845 - 1917) - Find A Grave
    Person ID I661  clanSoren | I103-Ferguson, FRS101
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2014 

    Father Frederick Otto Bird,   b. 15 Aug 1810, Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1855, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ancestors Mary Ann Fenn Married: 2x2x ,   b. 02 Jun 1816, Billington, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1864, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 28 Nov 1833  Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Documents
    Fourth Hand-Cart Company-Capt J.G. Willie, Immigrant list for Mary A. Bird and family
    Fourth Hand-Cart Company-Capt J.G. Willie, Immigrant list for Mary A. Bird and family
    Family ID F276  Group Sheet

    Family Ancestors William Watson Ferguson,   b. 28 Aug 1838, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1897, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1863  Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +01. William Will Ferguson,   b. 22 Jun 1864, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1952, Orem, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +02. Frederick Ferguson,   b. 21 Feb 1868, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1946, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +03. Estelle (Estella) May Ferguson,   b. 7 Apr 1876, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1955, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F338  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Wedding Announcement Estella Ferguson and William Clayton, 14 June 1895
    Wedding Announcement Estella Ferguson and William Clayton, 14 June 1895

  • Sources 
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      Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868
      Bird, Martha Ann

      Birth Date: 20 Oct. 1843
      Death Date: 23 May 1921
      Gender: Female
      Age: 13
      Company: James G. Willie Company (1856)

      Pioneer Information:
      Her birth and death dates are confirmed by her death certificate.

      Sources:
      Ancestral File
      Journal History, 9 Nov. 1856, p. 19
      Utah State Death Certificate, Utah State Archives.

    2. [S140] Newspaper Articles, Clippings, On-Line Documents (Reliability: 3), 15 Oct 1856.

    3. [S60] FamilySearch™ LDS, IGI Individual Record, (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints).

    4. [S317] 1851 England Census, Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1851. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. , (Ancestry.com), Class: HO107; Piece: 1756; Folio: 557; Page: 2; GSU roll: 87685-87686. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S365] British Mission Emigration Register, (Mormon Migration On-line, BYU Educational Library), page 129; 1856 - Willies H.C. Co. (European Emigration Card Index, EECI) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S104] Immigration and Naturalization Records, National Archives, Washington, D.C., (Ancestry.com), 1856; Arrival: New York , United States; Microfilm serial: M237; Microfilm roll: M237_163; Line: 32; List number: 490 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S111] 1860 United States Federal Census, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, (Ancestry,com), Year: 1860; Census Place: Provo, Utah, Utah Territory; Roll: M653_1314; Page: 943; (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S103] 1870 United States Federal Census, 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d., (Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: ), Year: 1870; Census Place: Provo Ward 3, Utah, Utah Territory; Roll: M593_1612; Page: 287; Ancestry transcribed surname as Furguson (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S85] 1880 United States Federal Census, Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C, (Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. ), Year: 1880; Census Place: Provo, Utah, Utah; Roll: T9_1338; Family History Film: 1255338; Page: 142.3000; Enumeration District: 81 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S97] 1900 United States Federal Census, United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls., (Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Year: 1900; Census Place: Provo, Utah, Utah; Roll: T623 1687; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 164. (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S98] 1910 United States Federal Census, Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C., (Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.), Year: 1910; Census Place: Provo Ward 4, Utah, Utah; Roll: T624_1610; Page: 24A; Enumeration District: 195 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S141] FamilySearch™ Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1954, Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU), (http://search.labs.familysearch.org), Certificate number : 399 (Reliability: 3).

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    14. [S273] FamilySearch™ England Marriages, 1538–1973, (FamilySearch.org), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NVS1-3Y3 : accessed 29 Nov 2014), Frederick Bird and Mary Ann Fenn, 28 Nov 1833; citing Eaton Bray,Bedford,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1279093. (Reliability: 3).