John Sessions

22 August 1821–11 October 1896 (Age 75)
Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Sessions was born on 22 August 1821, in Wayne, Illinois, United States, his father, Richard Sessions, was 22 and his mother, Lucretia Haws, was 18. He married Caroline Emeline Sessions in 1846, in Iowa Junction, Henderson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1853. He died on 11 October 1896, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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John Sessions
Caroline Emeline Sessions
Marriage: 1846
Lucinda Jane Sessions
Mary Ann Sessions
John Franklin Sessions

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  • Marriage
    1846Iowa Junction, Henderson, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 11
    "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."
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire): of Norman origin, a habitational name from Soissons (Aisne, northern France), named for the Gaulish tribe who once inhabited the area, and whose name is recorded in Latin documents in the form Suessiones, of uncertain derivation.

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

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    Family History of Lucy Diantha (Morley) Allen By Leslie Smith Pictures and minor editing by B.Larry Allen

    Family History of Lucy Diantha (Morley) Allen By Leslie Smith Pictures and minor editing by B.Larry Allen Lucy was born in Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio on October 4, 1815. Her parents were Isaac …

    Sources (32)

    • John Sessions, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Sessions, "United States Mormon Battalion Pension Applications, 1846-1923"
    • John Sessions in entry for John Franklin Sessions, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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