William George

17 April 1809–17 February 1872 (Age 62)
Long Whatton, Leicestershire, England

The Life Summary of William

When William George was born on 17 April 1809, in Long Whatton, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John George, was 28 and his mother, Mary Alvey, was 30. He married Emily Lester on 20 August 1832, in Long Whatton, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1855 and lived in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 17 February 1872, in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Mendon, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William George
1809–1872
Emily Lester
1814–1887
Marriage: 20 August 1832
Jabez George
1832–1860
Charles George
1854–
Mary George
1838–1861
Lester George
1843–1906
William George Jr.
1844–1929
Emma L Emily George Pender Hammond Owens
1846–1937
Henry George
1851–1934
Harriet George
1854–1928
Reuben George
1857–1859
Hallie George
1860–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 August 1832Long Whatton, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1812
    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 3
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1830
    Age 21
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English, Welsh, French, and Romanian: from the personal name George, Latin Georgius, Greek Geōrgios, from an adjectival form, geōrgios ‘rustic’, of Greek geōrgos ‘farmer’. This became established as a personal name in classical times through its association with the fashion for pastoral poetry. Its popularity in western Europe increased at the time of the Crusades, which brought greater contact with the Orthodox Church, in which several Christian martyrs and saints of this name are venerated, in particular a saint believed to have been martyred at Nicomedia in AD 303, who, however, is at best a shadowy figure historically. Nevertheless, by the end of the Middle Ages Saint George had become associated with an unhistorical legend of dragon-slaying exploits, which caught the popular imagination throughout Europe, and he came to be considered the patron saint of England among other places. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. German Georg , Assyrian/Chaldean Giwargis, Gewargis , or Georgis , and Albanian Gjergji , and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Greek Georgiadis , Georgopoulos , Hatzigeorgiou ‘George the Pilgrim’, and Papageorgiou , Romanian Georgescu or Gheorghescu, Serbian Djordjevic . The name George is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Geevarghese and Varghese ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.German: variant of Georg .Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name George (see 1 above) as a surname.

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

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    Story Highlight

    William George Sr.

    William George Sr. was born in Long Whatton Leicester, England on 18 September, 1809. A son of John George and Mary Alvey, he was one of nine children. They all belonged to the Baptist Church at the t …

    Sources (34)

    • William George, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • William George in entry for Harriett Bird, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • William George, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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