America England

16 October 1834–15 June 1896 (Age 61)
Illinois, United States

The Life of America

When America England was born on 16 October 1834, in Illinois, United States, her father, Jesse B. England, was 19 and her mother, Mahala Smith, was 22. She married Isaac J Sheneman on 10 March 1853, in Petersburg, Menard, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Goose Creek Township, Piatt, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Sugar Grove Twp, Menard, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 15 June 1896, in Menard, Illinois, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Athens, Menard, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac J Sheneman
America England
Marriage: 10 March 1853
Mary J Sheneman
Martha Alice Sheneman
Mahala Ann Sheneman

Spouse and Children

    Isaac J Sheneman



10 March 1853
Petersburg, Menard, Illinois, United States


    Mary J Sheneman


    Martha Alice Sheneman


    Mahala Ann Sheneman


Parents and Siblings




    Mister England



    Maranda England


    Paren England


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 5

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 22

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

1 English: ethnic name ( see English 1).2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farmsteads, so named from Old Norse eng ‘meadow’ + land ‘land’.3 Swedish: ornamental name with the same meaning as 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • America Sherman in household of Isaac Sherman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • A England in household of Jesse England, "United States Census, 1850"
  • America Mott, "United States Census, 1880"

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