William Alexander Follett

11 November 1825–21 October 1885 (Age 59)
Shalersville, Portage, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of William Alexander

When William Alexander Follett was born on 11 November 1825, in Shalersville, Portage, Ohio, United States, his father, King Follett, was 37 and his mother, Louisa Tanner, was 26. He married Nancy Mariah Fausett on 29 September 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 21 October 1885, in Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Pima Cemetery, Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Alexander Follett
1825–1885
Nancy Mariah Fausett
1827–1886
Marriage: 29 September 1845
William King Follett
1846–1846
Warren King Follett
1848–1907
Isaac Alfred Follett
1850–1936
Louisa L Follett
1853–1853
Louinda Follett
1853–1857
William Lamoni Follett
1855–1941
John Follett
1857–1883
Joseph Edward Follett
1860–1950
Lyman Leander Follett
1862–1934
Nancy Ann Follett
1864–1865
Sarah Mariah Follett
1866–1941
Anna Eliza Follett
1868–1946
Hyram Follett
1870–1870

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 September 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1827
    Age 2
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 16
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): nickname from Anglo-Norman French fol(l)et ‘fool, jester’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Follette
    Follin

    Story Highlight

    William Alexander Follett Story

    From humble beginnings in Ohio and Tennessee, the lives of these two individuals parallel the early events in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints as their dedication to the church took them …

    Sources (41)

    • Wm A Fowlett, "United States Census, 1860"
    • W. G. Follett in entry for Joseph Edward Sr. Follett, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • Wm A Follet, "United States Census, 1850"

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