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Sariah Anna Workman (Johnson)

Also Known As: "Sarah"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Amherst, Loraine, Ohio, USA
Death: Died in Hurricane, Washington, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Hurricane City Cemetery, Hurricane, Washington, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joel Hills Johnson and Anna Johnson
Wife of John Eagar and Pvt Andrew Jackson Workman
Mother of Anna Sariah Tenney and Charles Adelbert Workman
Sister of Julianna Ann Johnson; Sixtus Ellis Johnson; Nephi Johnson; Susan Ellen Johnson; Seth Guernsey Johnson and 1 other
Half sister of Julia Anna Orton; Joel Andrew Johnson; Janet Mauretta Smith; Margaret Johnson; James Fife Johnson and 14 others

Managed by: Dan Davis
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About Sariah Anna Workman

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Willard Richards Company (1848) Age 16


Departure: 3 July 1848 Arrival: 10-19 October 1848

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Birth: Feb. 18, 1832 Amherst Lorain County Ohio, USA

Death: Mar. 27, 1925 Hurricane Washington County Utah, USA

Sariah was born to Joel Hills Johnson and his first wife, Anna Pixley Johnson ("Johnson" was her maiden name).

Sariah's family arrived in Salt Lake City by wagon train Oct 19, 1848. Sariah met John Eagar on June 1, 1849 and they were married one month later in Salt Lake City on July 1, 1849, in her father's house.

Sariah and John had eight children together:

  • Anna Sariah Eagar (1850 - 1934)
  • John Thomas Eagar (1851 - 1942)
  • William Walter Eagar (1853 - 1941)
  • Julia Hills Eagar (1855 - 1940)
  • Joel Sixtus Eagar (1858 - 1947)
  • Susan Elizabeth Eagar (1860 - 1900)
  • Benjamin Franklin Eagar (1862 - 1884)
  • Mary Elvira Eagar (1863 - 1883)

After John's early death, Sariah was left a widow with eight young children. Her brother, Nephi Johnson, came from Iron County, Utah, with wagons and took the family to be near other family members, including her father, Joel Hills Johnson.

Sariah next married Andrew Jackson Workman, Sr. March 17, 1866 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sariah and Andrew were married for 43 years. They had five children together:

  • Amos Jackson Workman (1866 - 1952)
  • Nephi Johnson Workman (1868 - 1931)
  • Charles Adelbert Workman, Sr. (1870 - 1923)
  • Edwin Monroe Workman (1872 - 1940)
  • Jacob Lewis Workman (1874 - 1911)

Sariah gave birth to a total of thirteen children, and raised another three: a total of sixteen children.

She lived to be 93 years old.

Sariah is not buried next to either one of her husbands: John Eagar was buried in the Manti City Cemetery, Manti, Utah, and Andrew Workman was buried next to his first wife in the Virgin City Cemetery, in Virgin, Utah.


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Parents:
  • Joel Hills Johnson (1802 - 1882)
  • Anna or Annie Pixley Johnson Johnson (1800 - 1840)
Spouses:
  • John Eagar (1823 - 1864)
  • Andrew Jackson Workman (1824 - 1909)
Children:
  • Anna Sariah Eagar Tenney (1850 - 1934)*
  • John Thomas Eagar (1851 - 1942)*
  • William Walter Eagar (1853 - 1941)*
  • Julia Hills Eagar Johnson (1855 - 1940)*
  • Joel Sixtus Eagar (1858 - 1947)*
  • Benjamin Franklin Eagar (1862 - 1884)*
  • Mary Elvira Eagar Dobson (1863 - 1883)*
  • Amos Jackson Workman (1866 - 1952)*
  • Nephi Johnson Workman (1868 - 1931)*
  • Charles Adelbert Workman (1870 - 1923)*
  • Edwin Monroe Workman (1872 - 1940)*
  • Jacob Lewis Workman (1874 - 1911)*

Burial: Hurricane City Cemetery Hurricane Washington County Utah, USA -------------------- Sariah was born to Joel Hills Johnson and his first wife, Anna Pixley Johnson ("Johnson" was her maiden name).

Sariah's family arrived in Salt Lake City by wagon train Oct 19, 1848. Sariah met John Eagar on June 1, 1849 and they were married one month later in Salt Lake City on July 1, 1849, in her father's house in Salt Lake City.

Sariah and John had eight children together:

Anna Sariah Eagar (1850 - 1934) John Thomas Eagar (1851 - 1942) William Walter Eagar (1853 - 1941) Julia Hills Eagar (1855 - 1940) Joel Sixtus Eagar (1858 - 1947) Susan Elizabeth Eagar (1860 - 1900) Benjamin Franklin Eagar (1862 - 1884) Mary Elvira Eagar (1863 - 1883)

Their first two children were born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometime between 1851 and 1853, John and Sariah moved to Manti, Utah, where their other six children were born.

John died of tuberculosis in 1864, when he was 41 years old. Sariah, at 31, was left with eight young children to raise. Her brother, Nephi Johnson, came to Manti from Iron County, Utah, with wagons and took Sariah to Virgin, Utah, to be near other family members, including her father, Joel Hills Johnson. -------------------- About two years later, Sariah married Andrew Jackson Workman, Sr. March 17, 1866 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Andrew wrote of the marriage:

"[In 1865]...on Christmas day was called to part with my wife, Rebecca. she died in childbed, taking cold two or three days after the child was born, and died in two or three more days. The child was a fine boy, we called him Joseph James. He lived until October, then died and was buried by the side of his mother. that left me with three children, Louisa, Evelyn, and Manti.

"So, in 1866 [5 months after his first wife's death], I thought I would get married again, so I made a bargain with Mrs. Sariah A. Eagar, widow of John Eagar who died two years before. We started for Salt Lake to get married, March 3rd. Got married on the 17th. by Wilford Woodruff, started for home and arrived there all well, April 8, and fixed and moved into our new house before it was finished, but I managed to get the roof on in a few months, and raised a small crop of cotton, wheat, etc., and in December 1867, my wife, Sariah, had a fine boy. We called him Amos Jackson." ----------------------- Sariah and Andrew were married for 43 years. They had five children together:

Amos Jackson Workman (1866 - 1952) Nephi Johnson Workman (1868 - 1931) Charles Adelbert Workman, Sr. (1870 - 1923) Edwin Monroe Workman (1872 - 1940) Jacob Lewis Workman (1874 - 1911)

Sariah gave birth to a total of thirteen children, and raised Andrew's children from his first marriage; thus raising a total of sixteen children.

She lived another 16 years after Andrew's death, dying at 93.

Sariah is not buried next to either one of her husbands: John Eagar was buried in the Manti City Cemetery, Manti, Utah, and Andrew Workman was buried next to his first wife in the Virgin City Cemetery, in Virgin, Utah.

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Sariah Anna Workman's Timeline

1832
February 18, 1832
Amherst, Loraine, Ohio, USA
1850
May 29, 1850
Age 18
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
1852
September 6, 1852
Age 20
1854
1854
Age 21
1879
March 19, 1879
Age 47
1925
March 27, 1925
Age 93
Hurricane, Washington, Utah, USA
March 30, 1925
Age 93
Hurricane, Washington, Utah, USA
1964
March 30, 1964
Age 93
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