Jane Amanda Spencer

Brief Life History of Jane Amanda

When Jane Amanda Spencer was born on 11 October 1822, in West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Hiram Spencer, was 23 and her mother, Mary Spencer, was 25. She married Daniel Stiles Cahoon on 27 July 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1851 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 22 February 1870, in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Daniel Stiles Cahoon
Jane Amanda Spencer
Marriage: 27 July 1843
Mary Jane Cahoon
Sarah Cahoon
Maria Cahoon
Hyrum Spencer Cahoon
Daniel Stiles Cahoon
Theron Cahoon
Reynolds Cahoon
Annie Cahoon

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  • Jane Cahoon in household of Daniel S Cahoon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane Spencer, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Jane Amanda Cahoon, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name for someone who dispensed provisions or money, from Middle English spenser(e), spencer(e) ‘household steward, butler, almoner’ (Anglo-Norman French espenser, Old French despensier). Compare Spence and Spender . There is some dispute about the origins of the Spencer family, whose most famous member in recent times was the late Princess of Wales, born Lady Diana Spencer (1961–97). Some sources say that they are descended from William the Conqueror's steward, Robert Despencer. What is clear is that by the 15th century they had become prosperous from sheep farming in Northamptonshire. Robert Spencer (died 1627) was said to be the wealthiest man in England. Their titles have included Earls of Sunderland and Earls Spencer; and through the female line the 5th Earl of Sunderland also became Duke of Marlborough in 1733. This connection was the result of the marriage, in 1700, of the 3rd Duke of Sunderland to the daughter of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. The youngest son of this union, John Spencer (1708–46), was the father of the 1st Earl Spencer (1734–83).

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

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Jane Amanda Spencer

Jane was born to Hiram Spencer and Mary Spencer. She had eight siblings: Mary, Maria Antonette, Charles Henry, Anna, Annis, Martha Ellen, Hiram Theron and Amanda. Jane married Daniel Stiles Cahoon …

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