Jeremiah Willey

6 November 1804–21 May 1868 (Age 63)
Northfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Jeremiah

When Jeremiah Willey was born on 6 November 1804, in Northfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Isaiah Willey, was 52 and his mother, Sarah Daniels, was 48. He married Basheba Stevens on 29 November 1827, in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States for about 2 years and Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States in 1852. He registered for military service in 1846. In 1852, at the age of 48, his occupation is listed as chaplain, utah house of representatives in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 21 May 1868, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Jeremiah Willey
Samantha Call
Marriage: 28 April 1839
Samantha Ellen Willey
William Wallace Willey
Elizabeth Bailey Willey
Jeremiah Russell Willey
David Orson Willey Sr
Cynthia Armenia Willey
Parley Pratt Willey
Cyril Willard Willey
Joseph Willey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 April 1839Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    The Territory of Michigan was organized as an incorporated territory of the United States on June 30, 1805, with Detroit as the territorial capital.
    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 17
    Colonization grant given to Moses Austin to settle Texas. Plan of Iguala proclaims Mexican independence. Augustín de Iturbide and Spanish envoy sign Treaty of Córdoba recognizing Mexico's independence. treaty not honored by Spanish government, however.

    Name Meaning

    English: from a pet form of the personal name Will , a short form of William . In some instances a variant of Wiley .Americanized form of Swiss German Willi .History: Isaac Willey is recorded in Boston, MA, in 1640, and went on to be one of the founders of New London, CT. His descendent Samuel Hopkins Willey (1821–1914) was one of the founders of the College of California at Berkeley in 1860.

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

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    Jeremiah Willey An Autobiography

    Jeremiah Willey 1804 - 1868 An Autobiography I was born in the town of Northfield, in the county of Merrimac and the state of New Hampshire on the sixth day of November 1804. I was the third son of …

    Sources (147)

    • Jeremiah Wylley, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jeremiah Willey, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Willey in entry for John Alphonzo Willey, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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