Philena Janes

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 Salamanca, Allegany Indian Reservation, Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1880 and Salamanca, Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1892. 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 (14)

  • Philena Bordman, "New York State Census, 1892"
  • Philena Janes, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Philena Boardman, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"

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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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