Nathaniel Spens

21 June 1838–25 November 1916 (Age 78)
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Spens was born on 21 June 1838, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Spens, was 41 and his mother, Isabella Irvine, was 39. He married Jane Ann Burnhope on 4 September 1861, in St John, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1864 and lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880 and Mount Pleasant Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. In 1900, at the age of 62, his occupation is listed as farmer in Mount Pleasant Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States. He died on 25 November 1916, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Spens
Mary Jane Campbell
Marriage: 21 June 1869
James Spens
Thomas Alfred Spens
Mary Jane Spens
Anna Elizabeth Spens
Bertha Ann Spens
Nathaniel Spens
Martha Spens
Jamima Spens
John Alexander Spens
Robert William Spens
Sarah Spens
Clara Spens

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  • Marriage
    21 June 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · St. George's Hall
    Age 16
    In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.
    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 21
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire): variant of Spence . This surname is also found in Sweden.History: A Scottish family with the name Spens are descended from Henry de Spens (died c. 1300), who was compelled to submit to Edward I of England in 1296. The family became established in France in 1450 when Patrick de Spens went there as an officer in Charles VII's bodyguard of Scots Guards, settled in Gascony and married the heiress of the Estignols family; this family has since been known by the name de Spens d'Estignols. The surname Spens was also established in Sweden by Sir James Spens, originally sent as an ambassador of James I of England, and created Baron of Orreholmen in 1635.

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    Sources (31)

    • Nathaniel Spens in household of James Spens, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Nathaniel X Spens in entry for Phenor Peterson and Clara Spens Brown, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Nathaniel Spens in entry for Elizabeth Spens Chesnut, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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