Elizabeth Mealmaker

30 April 1805–14 December 1886 (Age 81)
Tealing, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Mealmaker was born on 30 April 1805, in Tealing, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Peter William Mealmaker, was 26 and her mother, Janet Robertson, was 23. She married James Boyack Sr. on 14 November 1827, in Mains and Strathmartine, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Mains of Melgund, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891. She died on 14 December 1886, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Boyack Sr.
Elizabeth Mealmaker
Marriage: 14 November 1827
James Boyack Jr
Ann Boyack
Margaret Boyack
Alexander Boyack
Hannah Boyack
Elizabeth Boyack
Mary Mealmaker Boyack
William Mealmaker Boyack
Joseph Gibson Boyack
Peter Fenton Boyack Sr
Robert Mathew Boyack
David Doig Boyack
Jesse Boyack
Thomas Boyack

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1827Mains and Strathmartine, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1811 · The Tron Riot
    Age 6
    The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 22
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish: occupational name from Middle English mele ‘meal, ground cereal’ + maker ‘maker’, i.e. a miller. Compare Meale and Millman .

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Story Highlight

    History of David Doig Boyack (given to me by Nona Farmer) and typed as written

    James Boyack Sr. was born August 25, 1805 at Maine, Forforshire, Scotland. He was the son of William Boyack and Catherine Moody. In 1827 he married Elizabeth Mealmaker who was born April 30, 1805, a …

    Sources (30)

    • Elizabeth Boyack, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Elizabeth Mealmaker in entry for Margaret Boyack Clevland, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Elizabeth Boyack in household of James Boyack, "United States Census, 1870"

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