Jane Elizabeth Manning

11 May 1821–16 April 1908 (Age 86)
Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Jane Elizabeth

When Jane Elizabeth Manning was born on 11 May 1821, in Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Isaac Manning, was 36 and her mother, Eliza "Phyllis" Philes Mead (Abbott) (Treadwell), was 35. She married Isaac Louis James about 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 16 April 1908, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Louis James
Jane Elizabeth Manning
Marriage: about 1845
Sylvester James
Silas F. James
Mary Ann James
Miriam James
Ellen Madora James
Isaac James
Jesse Jeroboam James
Vilate James

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    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.
    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened
    Age 8
    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Cork and Kerry): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Mainnín ‘descendant of Mainnín’, probably an assimilated form of Mainchín, a diminutive of manach ‘monk’. This is the name of a chieftain family in Connacht. It is sometimes pronounced Ó Maingín and Anglicized as Mangan .English: from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Manning.North German and Dutch: habitational name from a farm so named, once in possession of a certain Manno (see Mann 2) and his kin.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Jane E. James

    Jane Elizabeth Manning was born in Wilton, Connecticut, one of five children of Isaac and Phyllis Manning, a free black family. Although Jane was a member of the local Presbyterian Church, she remain …

    Sources (56)

    • Jane E James, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Jane in entry for Isaac James, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Jane James in household of Isaac James, "United States Census, 1850"

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