Phebe Jane Tingley

15 October 1840–
Rives Junction, Jackson, Michigan, United States

The Life of Phebe Jane

When Phebe Jane Tingley was born on 15 October 1840, in Rives Junction, Jackson, Michigan, United States, her father, Benjamin Tingley, was 33 and her mother, Phebe N. Bates, was 29. She lived in Eaton Township, Eaton, Michigan, United States in 1850.

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Benjamin Tingley
Phebe N. Bates
Reuben Tingley
Eunice Tingley
Benjamin Franklyn Tingley
Sarah L. Tingley
Phebe Jane Tingley
Milo Tingley
Adelaide Maria Tingley

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Tingley


    Phebe N. Bates




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World Events (3)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 7

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 Altered spelling of German Dingle .2 Possibly an altered spelling of North German Tüngler, a habitational name for someone from Tunglen near Oldenburg (Lower Saxony); or alternatively a topographic name for someone living on a tongue-shaped piece of land, from Middle Low German tungle ‘tongue’.3 English: habitational name, possibly from Tingley in West Yorkshire, named from Old English þing ‘meeting’, ‘assembly’ + hlāw ‘mound’. However, this is a predominantly southern name, associated chiefly with Sussex and Kent, which suggests that a different, unidentified source may be involved.

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

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  • Phebe J Tingley in household of Erastus Field, "United States Census, 1850"

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