Jane W. Simpler

Female6 February 1817–1 March 1863

Brief Life History of Jane W.

Jane W. Simpler was born on 6 February 1817, in Sussex, Delaware, United States. She married John William Megee in 1838, in Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Indian River Hundred, Sussex, Delaware, United States in 1850. She died on 1 March 1863, at the age of 46, and was buried in Zoar, Sussex, Delaware, United States.

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John William Megee
Jane W. Simpler
Marriage: 1838
Letty B. Megee
Letty H Megee
Thomas James Megee
Thomas J. Megee
William C. Megee
John Henry Megee
Letitia Jane "Lettie" McGee
Thomas John Hough Megee

Sources (12)

  • Jane W McGee, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane W. McGee, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jane W Simpler in entry for Letty Jane Rust, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1838Delaware, United States
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 2

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 3

    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.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 13

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    Probably an altered form of German Simperl or Semperl, from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal name Sintperht, composed of the elements sind ‘journey’ + berht ‘bright’.

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

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