Amanda Maria Hartshorn

3 August 1830–21 November 1885 (Age 55)
Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Amanda Maria

When Amanda Maria Hartshorn was born on 3 August 1830, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Reuben Hartshorn, was 25 and her mother, Laura Maria Barrows, was 20. She married John Worthen on 12 November 1848, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 21 November 1885, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Worthen
Amanda Maria Hartshorn
Marriage: 12 November 1848
Laura Maria Worthen
Clarinda Augusta “Clara” Worthen
Emily Jane Worthen
Alonzo Heber Worthen
John Alvin Worthen
Edwin Eugene Worthen
George Lucian Worthen
Mary Elizabeth Worthen
Josephine Henrietta Worthen
Manly Horatio Worthen
Clarence Edgar Worthen
Richard Reuben Worthen

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  • Marriage
    12 November 1848Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    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.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 6
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 16
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Hartshorne (Derbyshire), from Old English heort ‘hart, stag’ (genitive heortes) + horn ‘horn’, perhaps in reference to the nearby hill (known as Hart Hill) and its supposed resemblance to a hart's horn. Alternatively, the name may be topographic, from Middle English harteshorn ‘swine cress’, for someone who lived at or near an area where swine cress grew.

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

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    Sources (40)

    • Amanda Worthing in household of John Worthing, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Amanda Worthen, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Amanda Worthen in household of John Worthen, "United States Census, 1860"

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