Joshua Messervy Jr.

30 June 1833–1 April 1911 (Age 77)
St. Mary, Jersey

The Life Summary of Joshua

When Joshua Messervy Jr. was born on 30 June 1833, in St. Mary, Jersey, his father, Josué Messervy, was 26 and his mother, Jeanne Robert, was 22. He married Jane Elizabeth Coutanche on 23 November 1855, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States in 1880 and Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 1 April 1911, in Roy, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Messervy Jr.
Jane Elizabeth Coutanche
Marriage: 23 November 1855
Joseph Ephraim Messervy
Jane Elizabeth Messervy
Eliza Messervy
Francis Messervy

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 November 1855Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    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.
    Age 13
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 30
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Channel Islands (Jersey): nickname from Norman French messervi ‘ill-served, ill-used’. The 12th-century Anglo-Norman chronicler Wace mentions someone as son frere messervi ‘his ill-used brother’. Compare Meserve and Meservey .

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

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    Story Highlight


                Joshua Messervy Jr. was born 30 June 1833 in Saint Heliers, Jersey, Channel Islands.England to Joshua and Jeanne Robert Messervy Sr. Joshua was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of …

    Sources (23)

    • Joshua Messervy, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Josuah Meservy in entry for George Robert Meservy and Mary Roberta Tooley, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Joshua Meservy in entry for George Roberts Meservy, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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