John William Dutson

Male28 September 1828–6 May 1887

Brief Life History of John William

When John William Dutson was born on 28 September 1828, in Hereford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Dutson, was 27 and his mother, Ann Green, was 25. He married Elizabeth Jane Cowley on 10 August 1850, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States in 1857 and Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States in 1863. He registered for military service in 1844. In 1855, at the age of 29, his occupation is listed as first counselor to bishop lowe, then first counselor to bishop andrew sprowle in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. He died on 6 May 1887, in Oak City, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Oak City Cemetery, Oak City, Millard, Utah, United States.

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John William Dutson
Elizabeth Jane Cowley
Marriage: 10 August 1850
John William Dutson
John Henry Dutson
Rebecca Deseret Dutson
Florence Virginia Dutson
William Erastus Dutson
Ann Jane Dutson
Frank Carling Dutson
Richard Daniel Dutson
Mathias Caleb Dutson
Eddy Quayle Dutson

Sources (38)

  • John Wm Dutson in entry for Mathias Caleb Dutson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • John Datson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Dutson in entry for William Dutson, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 August 1850St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 2

    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.

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

    Age 11

    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

    1845 · Oh My Father

    Age 17

    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

    Name Meaning

    variant of Dodson with devoicing of the second consonant before voiceless /s/.

    variant of Dudson, itself either a variant of Dodson or a habitational name from Dudston in Shropshire, with the assimilation of -t-.


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

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    John William Dutson

    JOHN WILLIAM DUTSON John William Duson, the second of two children born to John and Ann Green Dutson, was born September 28, 1829 at Aylstone Hill, Hereford, Herefordshire, England. John William’s fa …

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