Truman Osborn Angell

Male5 June 1810–16 October 1887

Brief Life History of Truman Osborn

When Truman Osborn Angell was born on 5 June 1810, in North Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, James William Angell, was 33 and his mother, Phoebe Ann Morton, was 24. He married Polly Ann Johnson on 7 October 1832, in China, Deposit, Delaware, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 16 October 1887, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Truman Osborn Angell
Mary Ann Johnson
Marriage: 17 June 1855
Theodore Johnson Angell
Mary Ann Angell
George Washington Angell
Franklin Darius Angell
Lewis Albert Angell
William Willard Angell
Hyrum James Angell
Oscar LeRoy Angell

Sources (115)

  • Truman Angell in entry for Elida Foster, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Truman Angell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Truman O Angell in entry for Polly J Angell, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 June 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


    Age 17

    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 22

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Angel .

    Norwegian (of German origin): habitational name from the placename Angeln in Schleswig-Holstein in Germany. The surname is known in Norway from the 17th century.

    American shortened and altered form of Greek Angelis or of any other derivative of the personal name Angelos (see Angelos ). Compare Angel .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Autobiograph of Truman O. Angell

    Truman O. Angell, 1810-1887 Autobiography (1810-1856) in "His Journal," Our Pioneer Heritage 10 (1967):195-213. HIS JOURNAL I, Truman O. Angell, am the third son of James W. Angell, who was the son o …

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