Martha Eleanor Yager

30 March 1822–6 June 1866 (Age 44)
Hardesty, Washington, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Eleanor

When Martha Eleanor Yager was born on 30 March 1822, in Hardesty, Washington, Kentucky, United States, her father, Stephen Hardin Yager, was 27 and her mother, Catherine "Kitty" Thomas, was 24. She married Isaac Young Vance on 2 September 1840, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 6 June 1866, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Young Vance
Martha Eleanor Yager
Marriage: 2 September 1840
Sarah Jane Vance
Mary Frances Vance
John Alma Vance
George Hardin Vance
Isaac Willard Vance
Joseph Stephen Vance
Hyrum Moroni Vance Sr.
Parley Pratt Vance
Jedediah Grant Vance

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 September 1840Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 14
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Jäger (see Jaeger ), German, Dutch, and Slovenian Jager , Slovak and Czech Jáger and Jágr, all meaning ‘hunter’.

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

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    Story Highlight


    Isaac Y. Vance was born in Clay County, Tennessee, December 29, 18l8, a son of John Vance and Sarah Lovina Perkins Vance. When he was 5 years old the family moved to Morgan County and. later to McDon …

    Sources (25)

    • Ellen Unknown in entry for Parley P Vance, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Martha Vance in household of Isaac Y Vance, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Martha Yager, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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