Jacob Hollis

1838–1862 (Age 24)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Jacob

Jacob Hollis was born in 1838, in Illinois, United States. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Cynthia Reese. He lived in Shoal Creek Township, Newton, Missouri, United States in 1860. He died in 1862, at the age of 24.

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Jacob Hollis
Cynthia Reese
Jacob S. Hollis
Nercissa T Hollis
Mahala Ginsey Hollis

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World Events (7)

1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch
Age 0
On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
Age 1
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.
Age 8
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) holly or holly trees’, from Middle English holi(e), holin (Old English holegn, holen). Compare Hollen and Holley 3.

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

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  • Jacob Hallis, "United States Census, 1860"

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