John Nelson Wakley

26 December 1819–19 October 1908 (Age 88)
Bastard, Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of John Nelson

When John Nelson Wakley was born on 26 December 1819, in Bastard, Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America, his father, Nathan Wakley, was 44 and his mother, Susanna Batchelder, was 39. He married Polly Juliana Woodland on 5 July 1839, in Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1870. He died on 19 October 1908, in Nine-Mile, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Cambridge Cemetery, Downey, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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John Nelson Wakley
Polly Juliana Woodland
Marriage: 5 July 1839
David Woodland Wakley
John Nelson Wakley Jr
William Henry Harrison Wakley
Lovina Henrietta Wakley
Hyrum Wakley
Eli Wakley Triplet
Levi Wakley
Eva Wakley
Polly Juliana Wakley
George Nathan Wakley
Celia Susannah Wakley
Nancy Louisa Wakley
James Andrew Jackson Wakley
Dicey Bernettie Wakley
Margaret Ann Wakley
Elizabeth Elnora Wakely
Amey Jane Wakley
John Wakley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 July 1839Adams, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1820 · Making Land more affordable
    Age 1
    "The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
    Age 27
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon): variant of Wakeley .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Mormon Trail of the Pioneers by Rachel Bruner on Later Day Saints The Mormon trail is the trek that the pioneers traveled as they fled persecution by moving west across the United …

    Sources (79)

    • John Wakeley in entry for Polly J Collins, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John M Wakeley, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John N in entry for John Nathan Wakely, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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