Nancy Woodland

13 December 1820–11 April 1920 (Age 99)
Albion, Edwards, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy

When Nancy Woodland was born on 13 December 1820, in Albion, Edwards, Illinois, United States, her father, John Woodland, was 44 and her mother, Celia Stapleford, was 19. She married James Whitaker Sr. on 16 January 1838, in Daviess, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850 and lived in Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1860 and Union, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 11 April 1920, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 99, and was buried in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Whitaker Sr.
Nancy Woodland
Marriage: 16 January 1838
Nancy Malinda Whitaker
James Woodland Whitaker
Leander Jefferson Whitaker
Matilda Jane Whitaker
William Daniel Whitaker
Elizabeth Caroline Whitaker
Celia Marinda Whitaker
John Nelson Whitaker
Hyrum Heber Whitaker
Mary Adelia Whitaker
Jerusha Leanna Whitaker
Henry Marion Whitaker
Marium Henrietta Whitaker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 January 1838Daviess, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1830 · Trail of Tears
    Age 10
    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
    Age 26
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Somerset): from Middle English wodeland (wode ‘wood’ + land(e), lond(e) ‘land’, Old English wuduland). The surname may be topographic, for a person who lived at or near a wood or woodland, or habitational, for a person from any of various places so named, such as Woodland (Devon), Woodlands (Dorset), and Woodlands in Almondsbury (Gloucestershire).

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

    Story Highlight

    History of James Whitaker and Melinda Fischel

    History of James Whitaker and Melinda Fischel by Lorah J.W. N. Beeks James Whitaker, son of William Whitaker and Mary Canada, was of southern blood, born 14 May 1805 in Buncombe co., North Carolina, …

    Sources (62)

    • Nancy Woodland in entry for Marium Henrietta Costley, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Nancy Whittaker in household of James Whittaker, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Nancy Whitaker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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