Rev. John England

Male15 January 1811–29 November 1884

Brief Life History of John

When Rev. John England was born on 15 January 1811, in Bath, Kentucky, United States, his father, Reverend Stephen England, was 37 and his mother, Anna Jane Harper, was 38. He married Mary Ann Smith in 1832, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Elkhart, Logan, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Mount Pulaski, Logan, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 29 November 1884, in Cornland, Logan, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mount Pulaski Cemetery, Mount Pulaski Township, Logan, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rev. John England
Mary Ann Smith
Marriage: 1832
William A England
Sarah England
Adelpha England
Matilda A England
Albert Taylor England
Marion England
Mary J. England
Lucy A. England
Mariah England
Katherine Elizabeth England

Sources (7)

  • Jno England, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John England, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"
  • John England, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1832Sangamon, Illinois, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


    Age 8

    Historical Boundaries: 1819: Bond, Illinois, United States 1821: Sangamon, Illinois, United States 1839: Logan, Illinois, United States

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 21

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Middle English Engelond ‘England’. It was probably a formal alternative to English , which is also well evidenced as a surname in England. These names may have been acquired by English landowners who moved in Norman social circles or who lived in a neighbouring country (Scotland, Wales, or Ireland), or by English merchants who traded abroad.

    Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farmsteads so named, from Old Norse eng ‘meadow’ + land ‘land’.

    Swedish: ornamental name with the same meaning as 2.

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

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    Rev John England 1811-1884 Cemetery

    Rev John England BIRTH 15 Jan 1811 Bath County, Kentucky, USA DEATH 29 Nov 1884 (aged 73) Cornland, Logan County, Illinois, USA BURIAL Mount Pulaski Cemetery Mount Pulaski, Logan County, Illinois, U …

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