Levan Wanless

Male21 March 1813–28 September 1901

Brief Life History of Levan

Levan Wanless was born on 21 March 1813, in Pocahontas, Virginia, United States. He married Nancy Dilley on 11 February 1836, in Pocahontas, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Fremont Township, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Vernon Springs Township, Howard, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 28 September 1901, in Cresco, Howard, Iowa, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Cresco, Howard, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Levan Wanless
1813–1901
Nancy Dilley
1818–1895
Marriage: 11 February 1836
Eldridge Wanless
1837–1916
Darinda Laoquiney Wanless
1851–1913
Elizabeth Jane Wanless
1853–1910
Margaret Salina Wanless
1839–1840
Francis Asbury Wanless
1841–1928
Alonzo Byron Wanless
1844–1920
Perry Allison Wanless
1846–1925
Albion Emile Wanless
1848–1931
Oliver Gustavus Wanless
1855–1948

Sources (14)

  • Levan Wanless, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Levan Wanless, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Levin Wanless in entry for Perry Allison Wanless, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 February 1836Pocahontas, Virginia, United States
  • Children (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 6

    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. 

    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

    Age 11

    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 23

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English (Durham and Northumberland): nickname from Middle English and Older Scots wanles ‘luckless, hopeless, despairing’.

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

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