Lucinda Jane Dooley

Brief Life History of Lucinda Jane

When Lucinda Jane Dooley was born on 16 February 1836, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States, her father, Jeremiah W. Dooley, was 34 and her mother, Eliza Randall, was 26. She married James Marion Claywell on 5 April 1853, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Center Township, Doniphan, Kansas, United States in 1860 and Miami Township, Reno, Kansas, United States in 1900. She died on 28 January 1908, at the age of 71, and was buried in Turon Cemetery, Turon, Reno, Kansas, United States.

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James Marion Claywell
Lucinda Jane Dooley
Marriage: 5 April 1853
Laura Claywell
Aramintie Jane Claywell
James Valentine Claywell
William Claywell

Sources (7)

  • Lucinda J Ficho in household of Joseph W Center, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lucinda - birth-name: Lucinda
  • Lucinda Jane Dooley, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

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.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1855: Doniphan, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Doniphan, Kansas, United States

Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhlaoich ‘descendant of Dubhlaoch’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ (see Duff ) + laoch ‘warrior, hero’.

English: possibly a variant of Duley , Dolley , and Olley .

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

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