William Jackson Jolley

8 November 1829–2 July 1905 (Age 75)
Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of William Jackson

When William Jackson Jolley was born on 8 November 1829, in Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee, United States, his father, Reuben Manning Jolley Sr., was 21 and his mother, Sarah Rebecca Pippin, was 17. He married Sarepta Lorinda Curtis on 25 April 1850, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860 and Glendale, Kane, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 2 July 1905, in Mount Carmel, Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Kane, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Jackson Jolley
Sarepta Lorinda Curtis
Marriage: 25 April 1850
Sarah Maria Jolley
Reuben Gardner Jolley Sr
William Jackson Jolley Jr
Henry Alpheus Jolley Sr
Sarepta Luticia Jolley
Bertha Lorinda Jolley
John Alma Jolley Sr
Emily Adeline Jolley
Nancy Caroline Jolley
Joseph Uriah Jolley
Arminda Luella Jolley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 April 1850Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    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.
    1835 · The Hermitage is Built
    Age 6
    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
    1862 · Battle of Shiloh
    Age 33
    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: variant of Jolly .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Jolleys begin to leave Southern Utah, Some Jolleys move to Arizona...etc.

    Source: "The Jolley Family Book" published by Brigham Young University Press 1966, written by Bryant Manning Jolley and his committee. JOLLEYS BEGIN TO LEAVE SOUTHERN UTAH Prosperity was enjoyed by …

    Sources (59)

    • Wm Jolly, "United States Census, 1860"
    • 1893 - William J Jolley, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • William Johnson Jolly in entry for Henry Alphis Jolly, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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