Joseph Pancoast Risley

12 October 1823–28 March 1894 (Age 70)
Salem, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Pancoast

When Joseph Pancoast Risley was born on 12 October 1823, in Salem, New Jersey, United States, his father, Dr. Samuel L. Risley, was 25 and his mother, Hannah Child Pancoast, was 22. He married Hannah Mc Minn on 5 March 1853, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 28 March 1894, at the age of 70, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Pancoast Risley
Hannah Mc Minn
Marriage: 5 March 1853
Thomas Burdell Risley
Joseph S. Risley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 March 1853St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 10
    The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.
    Age 21
    The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Risley in Winwick (Lancashire), Risley (Derbyshire), Riseley (Bedfordshire), or Riseley Farm in Swallowfield (Berkshire). The placenames derive from Old English hrīs ‘brushwood’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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    Sources (14)

    • Joseph P Risley in entry for Joseph S Risley, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Joseph Risley, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Joseph P Risley, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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