Henry James Crismon

14 October 1831–8 January 1902 (Age 70)
Geneva, Morgan, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Henry James

When Henry James Crismon was born on 14 October 1831, in Geneva, Morgan, Illinois, United States, his father, Peter Crismon Chrisman, was 26 and his mother, Mary Ann Williams, was 24. He died on 8 January 1902, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Crismon Chrisman
1805–1835
Mary Ann Williams
1807–1887
Permelia Ann Chrisman
1826–1898
Eliza Catherine Chrisman
1829–1906
Henry James Crismon
1831–1902
Elizabeth Jane Crisman
1833–1920
Barbara Ellen Chrisman
1836–1837

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 1
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.
1848 · Early Settlers
Age 17
The earliest settlers housed themselves in a dugout in a hillside. The first families settled in the South Cottonwood area during the fall of 1848. These families settled near Little Cottonwood Creek and Big Cottonwood Creek which made it easy to water animals and crops. Nearly twenty families were living in South Cottonwood in 1860's. The area was surveyed by Amasa M. Lyman and divided into one-mile square areas. These were then subdivided into 10 acre plots per family. The first to settle the area included William Crosby, James M. Flake, Daniel Clark, John Brown, John Tanner and sons, Nathan and Sidney, along with Daniel Thomas. The earliest houses were built out of logs and adobe. Time was spent farming and herding. For fun, some spent time riding broncos, fishing, hunting, or dancing to an accordion. The area was crawling with wildlife such as blackbirds, mockingbirds, skunks, minks, badgers, and wolves.
1851 · The First Schoolhouse in Murray
Age 20
A small, single room, adobe schoolhouse was built in Murray was built in 1851. A centrally located stove was used for heat. During the cold months, the students sat near the stove according to their age with the youngest children nearest the heat. Helen Holmes was the school's first teacher.

Name Meaning

Altered form of Crisman , a surname of English and possibly also of German or Dutch origin.

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

Possible Related Names

Crisman

Sources (5)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Henry James Crismon - Published information: birth-name: James Henry Chrisman
  • 1870 United States Federal Census
  • Henry James Crisman, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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