John Henry McEwan

24 February 1824–27 February 1878 (Age 54)
Dromore, County Down, Ireland

The Life Summary of John Henry

When John Henry McEwan was born on 24 February 1824, in Dromore, County Down, Ireland, his father, Henry McEwan, was 22 and his mother, Jane Thompson, was 22. He married Amanda Melvina Higbee on 23 December 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. His occupation is listed as postmaster in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 27 February 1878, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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John Henry McEwan
Amanda Melvina Higbee
Marriage: 23 December 1845
Mary Jane McEwan
William Snow McEwan
Joseph T. McEwan
Amanda Melvina McEwan
John Henry McEwan
Isaac Higbee McEwan
Julia Rosilla McEwan
David O McEwan
Jesse McEwan
Eleanor McEwan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 December 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    Age 6
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 15
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of McEwen .

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

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    History of John McEwan

    John McEwan’s father was Henry McEwan, who was born February 14, 1802, Parish of Garvaby, County Down, Ireland. His mother was Jane Thompson, born December 25, 1801, at Von Bridge, Down, Ireland. (The …

    Sources (29)

    • Jno Mc Cannon, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Henry Mcewan in entry for Isaac H Mcewan, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • John Mcewan, "United States Census, 1850"

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