Maria Jackson

25 December 1820–19 November 1881 (Age 60)
Haggate, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Maria

When Maria Jackson was born on 25 December 1820, in Haggate, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Jackson, was 33 and her mother, Jane Thornton, was 34. She married Thomas Normington on 29 September 1839, in Altham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Virgin, Kane, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 19 November 1881, in Virgin, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Virgin Cemetery, Virgin, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Normington
Maria Jackson
Marriage: 29 September 1839
Joseph Normington
Matthew Heber Normington
Jane Ann Normington
Lovenia Normington
Sarah A Normington
Mary Ellen Normington
Hannah Normington
Ephraim Robert Normington
Daniel Normington

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 September 1839Altham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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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.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 5
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 22
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from Jack . In North America, this surname has absorbed other patronymics beginning with J- in various European languages, in particular those derived from equivalents or short forms and other derivatives of the personal name Jacob , e.g. Norwegian Jacobsen or Jakobsen and, in some cases, Slovenian Jakše (from a derivative of the personal name Jakob ). This surname is also very common among African Americans (see also 2 below).African American: from the personal name Jackson (or Andrew Jackson), adopted in honor of Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the US; or adoption of the surname in 1 above, in many cases probably for the same reason.History: This extremely common British name was brought over by numerous different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. One forebear was the father and namesake of the seventh US president, Andrew Jackson, who migrated to SC from Carrickfergus in the north of Ireland in 1765. The Confederate General Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson came from VA, where his great-grandfather John, likewise of Scotch–Irish stock, had settled after emigrating to America in 1748.

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

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    Pioneer Handcart Trials

    Pioneer Handcart Trials Thomas and Maria Jackson Normington were converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Burnley, Lancashire, England. They had three daughters and a year o …

    Sources (29)

    • Maria Normington, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Ellen Normington in entry for Richard Parker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Maria Parker in household of John Parker, "United States Census, 1860"

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