Temperance Irene Whitlow

28 November 1820–12 January 1883 (Age 62)
Lee, Virginia, United States

The Life of Temperance Irene

When Temperance Irene Whitlow was born on 28 November 1820, in Lee, Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas Whitlow, was 26 and her mother, Queen Elizabeth Tompkins, was 19. She married Daniel Ross on 13 August 1839, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Frankfort Township, Franklin, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 12 January 1883, in Franklin, Illinois, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Neal, Cumberland, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elder Moses Edward Neal
Temperance Irene Whitlow
Marriage: 9 December 1847
Samuel R. Casey Neal
Lewis Cass Ross Neal
Samuel Marshall Neal
Temperance " Sissie" Neal
Moses Neal
Ada Douglas " Addie" Neal
Mary Elizabeth Betty Neal
Fannie Hume Neal

Spouse and Children

9 December 1847
Franklin, Illinois, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Francis Marion Whitlow


    Ann P Whitlow


    Anthony Palmer Tanner Whitlow



    Nancy J Whitlow


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 12

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 19

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Whitelaw .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Temperance Neal, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Temprance Neal in household of Moses Neal, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Temperance J Neal in household of Moses Neal, "United States Census, 1860"

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