Nancy Johanna Penelope Hunt

1 August 1842–29 September 1909 (Age 67)
Gibson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy Johanna Penelope

When Nancy Johanna Penelope Hunt was born on 1 August 1842, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Daniel Durham Hunt, was 42 and her mother, Nancy P Davis, was 42. She married John William Cooley on 10 July 1856, in President's Office, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 29 September 1909, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Grantsville City Cemetery, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Cooley
Nancy Johanna Penelope Hunt
Marriage: 10 July 1856
Susan Penelope "Penny" Cooley
Daniel Cooley
Hannah Cooley
Fannie Elizabeth Cooley
Mary Amber Cooley
Charles Franklin Cooley
James Sidney Cooley
John F Cooley
Edith Elmera Cooley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 July 1856President's Office, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 3
    "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."
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1862 · Battle of Shiloh
    Age 20
    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

    Name Meaning

    English (southwestern): occupational name for a hunter, from Middle English hunte ‘hunter, huntsman’ (Old English hunta). The term was used not only of the hunting on horseback of game such as stags and wild boars, which in the Middle Ages was a pursuit restricted to the ranks of the nobility, but also to much humbler forms of pursuit such as bird catching and poaching for food. The word seems also to have been used as an Old English personal name and to have survived into the Middle Ages as an occasional personal name. Compare Huntington and Huntley .Irish: adopted for various Irish surnames containing or thought to contain the Gaelic element fiadhach ‘hunt’; for example Ó Fiaich (see Fee ) and Ó Fiachna (see Fenton ).Possibly an Americanized form of German Hundt .

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

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    Sources (30)

    • Nancy J P Cooley in household of John W Cooley, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Nancy Joana Cooley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Johanna Cooley in household of John W Cooley, "United States Census, 1860"

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