William Averett

31 July 1839–29 December 1909 (Age 70)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Averett was born on 31 July 1839, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Elisha Averett, was 28 and his mother, Dorcas Willis, was 29. He married Elizabeth Hicken in 1864, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 29 December 1909, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Averett
Elizabeth Hicken
Marriage: 1864
Catherine Erminia Averett
Lavina Elizabeth Averett
William Thomas Averett
Elisha Addison Averett
Joseph Daniel Averett
Dorcas Eustatia Averett
John Henry Averett
Edna Averett
Leona Averett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1864Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 2
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1858 · A House Divided
    Age 19
    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

    Altered form of English Everett or Avery .

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

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    Story Highlight

    William Averett (31 July 1839 – 29 December 1909)

    Another Pioneer Gone. Wednesday afternoon the spirit of Wm. Averett passed peacefully from this life to the great beyond. The cause of his death was stomach and heart trouble from which he had been s …

    Sources (43)

    • William Averett, "United States Census, 1900"
    • William Averett in entry for John H Averett, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William Averett, "United States Census, 1880"

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