Philena Janes

Female6 June 1807–26 April 1895

Brief Life History of Philena

When Philena Janes was born on 6 June 1807, in Easthampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Ebenezer Janes, was 42 and her mother, Submit Clark, was 41. She married Nelson Fordham Boardman on 29 September 1831, in Napoli, Napoli, Cattaraugus, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Napoli, Napoli, Cattaraugus, New York, United States for about 10 years and Salamanca, Cattaraugus, New York, United States for about 12 years. She died on 26 April 1895, at the age of 87, and was buried in Napoli, Napoli, Cattaraugus, New York, United States.

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Nelson Fordham Boardman
Philena Janes
Marriage: 29 September 1831
Ebenezer Alonzo Boardman
Margaret Virena Boardman
Eleanor Sophronia Boardman
Alphonzo Jonathan Boardman

Sources (13)

  • Philena Bordman, "New York State Census, 1892"
  • Philena Boardman, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • Philena Boardman in household of W. F. Boardman, "United States Census, 1880"

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  • Marriage
    29 September 1831Napoli, Cattaraugus, New York, United States
  • Children (4)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 20

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 23

    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 (southern): variant of Jane , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s (see Jayne ).

    Slovenian and Croatian (of Slovenian origin) (Janeš): variant of Slovenian Janež, from an old equivalent of the Latin personal name Johannes (see John ), or a topographic name or metonymic occupational name from janež ‘anise’. Compare Yanes .

    Czech (Janeš, Jáneš): from a pet form of the personal name Jan .

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

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