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Female 1835 - 1916  (81 years)


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  • Name Sarah Holyoak  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 4 Aug 1835  Yardley, Worcestershire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 2 Oct 1836  Marston Chapel, Yardley, Worcestershire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gender Female 
    AFN 1B3M-FV 
    Occupation 1851  Yardley, Worcestershire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    House Servant 
    Emigration 22 Feb 1854  Liverpool, Lancashire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    72nd Company of Elder Daniel T. Garn on the Windermere 
    Immigration 23 Apr 1854  New Orleans, Orleans Co, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    72nd Company of Elder Daniel T. Garn on the Windermere 
    Ordinance 12 Jul 1870 
    Re-baptism 
    Died 25 Oct 1916  Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Buried 29 Oct 1916  Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2370  default
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2007 

    Father George Holyoak, Sr.,   b. 17 Jan 1799, Yardley, Worcestershire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1881, Parowan, Iron Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Sarah Green,   b. 2 Jul 1797, Kings Norton, Worcestershire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1854, Hamilton Co, Nebraska Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 17 Jan 1825  St. Edburgha Church, Yardley, Worcestershire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Family ID F1073  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joseph James,   b. 26 Feb 1830, Halse, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1893, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1854  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Henry James,   b. 22 Oct 1855, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1908, Colonia Juárez, Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +2. William Francis James,   b. 30 Apr 1857, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1916, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. George Richard James,   b. 4 May 1859, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1869, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
     4. Edward Benjamin James,   b. 11 Dec 1860, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1861, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Charles Willard James, Sr.,   b. 9 Sep 1862, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1932, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +6. Sarah Hannah James,   b. 20 Sep 1864, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1937, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +7. Mary Elizabeth James,   b. 17 Jun 1866, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1957, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +8. Abinadi James,   b. 28 Mar 1869, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1897  (Age 27 years)
     9. Moroni James,   b. 28 Feb 1871, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1879, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     10. Frederick James,   b. 22 Feb 1873, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1874, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     11. Heber James,   b. 24 Dec 1874, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1876  (Age 1 years)
     12. Hyrum Robert James,   b. 23 Feb 1878, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1896  (Age 18 years)
     13. Harriett James,   b. 10 Jan 1879, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1879, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     14. Harriett James,   b. 14 Jan 1881, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1881, Ogden, Weber Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F1110  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Photo [circa 1914]
    Photo [circa 1914]
    Photo of Holyoak family members: [L to R, back] George Holyoak Jr (b.1829), William Holyoak (b.1825), [front] Hannah HOLYOAK LeFevre (b.1841), & Sarah HOLYOAK James (b.1835), circa 1914
    Photo
    Photo
    Photo of Sarah GREEN Holyoak or Sarah HOLYOAK James. This photo is published in HOLYOAKS From Kings Norton to the Everlasting Hills; Unknown who has the original photo in their possession.

    Documents
    1851 British Census
    1851 British Census
    1851 British Census: George Holyoak Sr Family at Moseley Wake Green; George Holyoak Sr, Sarah GREEN Holyoak, and children: Sarah, Henry, Hannah, & Nehemiah
    Kings Norton Map [~1887]
    Kings Norton Map [~1887]
    Map of Kings Norton, Worcestershire, England, circa 1887. Many of the Holyoak and Green family members resided in this town
    Windermere Passenger List [23 Apr 1854]
    Windermere Passenger List [23 Apr 1854]
    Passenger list of the Windermere, arriving New Orleans 23 Apr 1854 from Liberpool. Onboard was the "George Holyoke" (George, Sarah, Ann, Sarah, Henry, and Hannah) and "Jno Knowles" (John, Mary, Martha, and Jno Francis) families. Research by Chad G. Nichols
    Baptism Record [2 Oct 1836]
    Baptism Record [2 Oct 1836]
    Baptism record of Sarah HOLLYOAK at Marston Chapel in Yardley. Research and photo by Sietske W. Nichols

    Headstones
    Headstone [23 Apr 2006]
    Headstone [23 Apr 2006]
    Headstone of Joseph James & Sarah HOLYOAK James at Ogden City Cemetery; taken by Daleen Johnston

  • Sources 
    1. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      Baptism Record - 004162
      Kings Norton 1887 Map - 000376
      1851 British Census - 002473
      Windermere Passenger List - 003419
      Photo - 000893, 002360
      Grave Marker - 003108

    2. [S59] Family Data Collection, Edmund West, ([database online] Provo, UT : Ancestry.com, 2001) (Reliability: 3).
      Sarah Holyoak, dau of George Eli Holyoak & Sarah Green
      b. 4 Aug 1835 at Yardley, Kings Norton, England

    3. [S177] 1851 England Census [database online], Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: 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. The 1851 Census for England was taken on the night of 30 March 1851) (Reliability: 3).
      Moseley Wake Green, Yardley, Worcestershire, England: George Holyoak, age 52, Ag Lab, birthplace Yardley Wocestershire; Sarah, age 53, Seamstress, birthplace Yardley Worcestershire; Sarah, age 14, House Servant, birthplace Yardley Worcestershire; Henry, age 12, Hostler, birthplace Yardley Worcestershire; Hannah, age 10, Scholar, birthplace Yardley Worcestershire; Nehemiah, age 3, birthplace Yardley Worcestershire

    4. [S241] Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Index, 1847-1868 ©, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Salt Lake City, UT : 2004-2007 [online] http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library This index is the most complete listing of individuals and companies in which Mormon pioneer emigrants traveled west to Utah from 1847 through 1868. It is an incomplete listing, as rosters have not been found for all companies. It also identifies sources to learn more about the experiences of each company.) (Reliability: 3).
      Darwin Richardson Company departed Westport, Missouri 17 Jun 1854 with about 300 individuals & 40 wagons, arrived Salt Lake Valley 30 Sep 1854. Listed in the company are George Holyoak (age 55), Ann Holyoak (age 22), Sarah Holyoak (age 18), Henry Holyoak (age 15), Hannah Holyoak (age 13), & Nehemiah Holyoak (age 5)

    5. [S283] Mormon Immigration Index ©, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department., (Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 2000 [CD-ROM]) (Reliability: 3).
      72nd Company of Elder Daniel T. Garn on the Windermere departed Liverpool 22 Feb 1854, arrived New Orleans 23 Apr 1854, departed New Orleans by steamboat 27 Apr 1854, arrived St. Louis by May; Lists George Holyoak (age 55), Sarah Holyoak (age 56), Mary Holyoak Knowles (age 27), Sarah Holyoak (age 18), Henry Holyoak (age 15), Hannah Holyoak (age 13), & Nehemiah Holyoak (age 6)

    6. [S425] Holyoaks, From Kings Norton to the Everlasting Hills, History of George & Sarah Holyoak and their Descendants, Carlile, Minnie LeFevre, 1914-1999 (Holyoak Family Organization), (Provo, Utah : Community West Press, 1998), P 8, #14 (Reliability: 3).
      Sarah Holyoak was born 4 Aug 1835 in King's Norton, Warwickshire, England, to George Holyoak, son of Isaac Holyoak and Ann Bird, and Sarah Green, daughter of Daniel Green and Mary Hipkiss. The name Holyoak was derived from a large grove of oak trees near Birmingham that was considered to be holy.
      Sarah had four brothers and three sisters: William, born 12 April 1825 in Yardley, Warwickshire, England; Mary, born in Solihull 25 March 1827; George, born in Solihull, 1 September 1829; Ann, christened in Yardley 3 February 1832; Daniel Eli, christened in Yardley 27 April 1834; Henry, born in Yardley 5 March 1839; and Hannah, born 25 March 1841 in Yardley.
      The Holyoak family lived in what was called "Rose Cottage" in Yardley Wood, a suburb of Birmingham. Climbing roses almost covered the house, the yard was full of beautiful flowers and the grass was green almost all year. From this lovely home and beautiful surroundings, the children inherited a love for flowers and beauty. They were also taught to be industrious and religious.
      The Holyoak family listened to the Mormon missionaries. They soon knew that what was preached by these elders was true and so were baptized. Soon after joining the church, they immigrated to the United States of America to join the Saints in Utah. They sailed from England in 1854 on the ship WINDERMERE.
      Bethsheba, Ruth, Joseph Henry, Edith, Alfretta & Ethel James
      They had a lot of trouble and sickness at sea. They were thirteen weeks crossing the Atlantic Ocean. When they got to St. Louis, Missouri, they were quarantined with cholera. In July 1854 they startedacross the plains with another company of Saints who had been waiting for them to get out of quarantine.
      In this other company was a young traveling alone. He was assigned to travel with the Holyoak family. His name was Joseph James. It seemed like it was fate for him to travel with this family, for he fell in love with their daughter Ann. They hadn't gone very far when Ann and her mother died of "mountain fever" on the plains of Nebraska. They were sewn into quilts, put in a hastily dug grave and covered with dirt. This was a very sad occasion and it was hard to leave their loved ones there and hurry on.
      The family never forgot this as long as they lived. The family suffered all the usual hardships of not having enough food or water and having sore feet from walking. They were in constant fear of Indian attacks. After a long and tiring journey, they arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah 30 September 1854.
      Sarah and this Joseph James were married In a covered wagon 2 Oct 1854 by Elder Sykes. She wore a freshly washed calico dress Sarah James Rushton for her wedding gown.
      Here Sarah had to part with her beloved family as her family went to the valley of Little Salt Lake, now Parowan, to help colonize that community.
      Sarah and Joseph started their married life with no worldly goods except what few clothes they had. Joseph walked to Farmington, Utah where he got a job. Here Sarah and Joseph worked for their board and room through a very severe winter.
      As soon as the weather was good, Joseph went north to Ogden,Utah. Here he met Samuel Sniffield, a widower who needed someone to keep house and care for his motherless children.
      Joseph sent for Sarah. She got a ride with some folks going further north. She reached Ogden late at night and stayed with the Thomas Jenkins family.
      The next day she was reunited with her husband. They lived with the Sniffield family. Sarah kept house, cooked and cared for the motherless children until that fall when Mr. Sniffield remarried.
      Joseph acquired a small lot where he built a sod room with a willow and dirt roof and dirt floors. He made a bedstead of poles fastened together and covered crosswise with willows.
      He worked for enough straw to fill a tick for a mattress. A chest they brought from England served as table and stools were made out of slabs. They had only one camp kettle to use for the cooking, washing and all other household purposes. They also loaned it to neighbors. This was Sarah's first home. It was here that Sarah bore six of their thirteen children. Joseph Henry was born 22 October 1855.
      William Francis was born 30 April 1857. George Richard was born 4 May 1859. Edward Benjamin was born 11 December 1860. Charles Willard was born 9 September 1862 and Sarah Hannah was born 20 September 1864.
      The year 1861 was a very trying time for this good family. The hardest thing for them was the death of their baby, Edward Benjamin, who was only nine months old. They never had enough to eat and they suffered severely from the cold.
      The children were barefoot and often cried for bread. The crops were washed away with high water. Joseph rented another farm and, when the crops were ready to harvest, grasshoppers came and destroyed everything again. This was a bad winter for everybody.
      When the Ogden tabernacle was being built, Joseph became so exhausted from hunger he couldn't go on. He sat down in the shade of a tree and fell asleep. When he woke up, he saw a very large bird coming down towards him. It came very low and dropped a fresh ear of corn at his feet.
      He thought that it was the best food that he had ever eaten. As he ate the corn, a voice seemed to say, "This is a sign that you will never want for food again." This promise came true. This was a very marvelous thing as no corn had yet been raised in Utah.
      When he returned home, Sarah came to meet him to tell him he could get some flour at Taylor's mill. It was very late at night when he got home with the flour but Sarah made some bread and woke the children up to have something to eat.
      Sarah was very anxious to go to Salt Lake for the semi-annual conference. They had only one ox and it was lame, so Joseph thought that it would be impossible for them to make the trip.
      Sarah was determined to try. She worked hard all summer making hats, spinning yarn and knitting stockings. She also worked for a man that wove cloth and gave her cloth for her pay.
      Joseph raised broom straw and made the first brooms by hand in this area. He also worked for combs. They planned to trade these things for other things they needed.
      By borrowing the neighbor's ox, which was very lean, they were ready for the trip by the first of October. Their wagon was made of slabs put on the running gears for a wagon bed. Picture them heading to Salt Lake to General Conference in this kind of wagon with one lean ox and one lame ox. They took with them all the things they had worked for, and made, to trade.
      In Farmington they traded some combs and brooms for fruit. Sarah saw to it that every seed and pit was saved. How thankful they were later that they had saved them, for they proved a lasting blessing and benefit to them.
      With these seeds and their six acre lot, they started an orchard, which was the first, best orchard in Weber County. From the mountains they obtained small fruits and vines, strawberries, raspberries, sand cherries and gooseberries which Joseph cultivated and grafted. These bore as large and as good a crop as the regular berries and grapes.
      In 1869 the railroad arrived. Soon after, they had for sale milk, cream and fruit which also helped build up the city of Ogden. Hard times were over. Now they could help those in need.
      Sarah died 25 October 1916 and was buried by her beloved husband in Ogden Cemetery.
      Transcription by Chemain Evans

    7. [S415] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

    8. [S531] Bishop's Transcripts for Marston, 1813-1859, Church of England. Chapelry of Marston (Worcestershire), (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988 [2 Microfilms of originals (handwritten) at Birmingham Reference Library. Marston is a chapelry in the parish of Yardley: 1545601 Items 5-6, 1545602 Item 2]) (Reliability: 3).
      [BAPTISMS, in the Year 1836]
      No. 490. Oct. 2
      Sarah D. of George & Sarah Hollyoak of Yardley, Labourer
      [Ceremony performed by] D. Davies Chaplain
      (Research by Sietske W. Nichols, FHL BRITISH 1545601 Item 5]

    9. [S153] Utah Cemeteries and Burials Database, Utah Department of Community and Economic Development, (Salt Lake City, UT : [2003--, online] http://history.utah.gov/utah_history_research_center/cemetery_burials/) (Reliability: 3).
      Ogden City Cemetery A-1-28-2E
      Sarah H James
      b. 4 Aug 1835 England
      d. 25 Oct 1916 Ogden, Utah
      bur. 29 Oct 1916
      parents: George Holyoak & Sarah Green
      (Research by Chad G. Nichols)

    10. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      Marriage Record - 004152

    11. [S527] Bishop's Transcripts, 1608-1876, Church of England. Parish Church of Yardley, Chapelry of Marston, Chapelry of Yardley-Wood, & Chapelry of Hall-Green, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1960-1963 [13 microfilm copies of original records in the Worcester Record Office: 246688 Item 1, 350577 Item 1, 350502 Item 2, 367786 Item 1, 367827 Item 3, 367830 Item 1]) (Reliability: 3).
      George Holyoake of the Parish of Yardley and Sarah Green of the Parish of Yardley were married in this church by Banns with Consent of ___ this seventeenth Day of January in the Year one Thousand either Hundred and Twenty Five By me John Davies Curate of Yardley. This Marriage was solemnized between us The Mark [X] of George Holyoake. The Mark [X] of Sarah Green. In the Presence of The Mark [X] of John Simms. The Mark [X] of Anne Simms.
      No. 215
      (Research and transcription by Chad G. Nichols, from Bishop's Transcripts FHL BRITISH 350577 Item 1)