Darthula Catherine Shupe

27 December 1838–3 March 1911 (Age 72)
Rich Valley, Smyth, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Darthula Catherine

When Darthula Catherine Shupe was born on 27 December 1838, in Rich Valley, Smyth, Virginia, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Shupe, was 23 and her mother, Mary Elisabeth Creager, was 18. She married James Brown on 17 February 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. She died on 3 March 1911, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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James Otha Stephens
Darthula Catherine Shupe
Marriage: 1865

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  • Marriage
    1865Utah, United States
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    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.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 1
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1858 · A House Divided
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Schupp .

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

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    John Stephens

    John Stephens is the son of Alexander Stephens and Mary Daily. Alexander is the son of Richard Stephens and Martha Robards. Mary Daily is the daughter of William Daily and Mary Palmer. William Dail …

    Sources (39)

    • Catherine Brown in household of Jas Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Darthula Catherine Stephens, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Darthula Shupe in household of Andrew J Shupe, "United States Census, 1850"

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