James Kippen

3 February 1820–12 August 1911 (Age 91)
Monzie, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Kippen was born on 3 February 1820, in Monzie, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Kippen, was 46 and his mother, Catherine Campbell, was 40. He married Isabella Watson on 7 May 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 August 1911, in Woods Cross, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Kippen
Catherine Watson
Marriage: 10 October 1853
Joseph Kippen
Catherine Kippen
Margaret Jane Kippen
Janet Kippen
James Kippen Jr.
Daniel Kippin
Duncan Kippen
Robert Alexander Kippen
Elizabeth Kippen
Nora Kippen
George Watson Kippen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1853Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, 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.
    Age 7
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 25
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Perthshire): habitational name from a place so named in Stirlingshire.English: variant of Kipping .

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

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    Life of James Kippen

    LIFE OF JAMES KIPPEN Submitted By: Robert Warner Poll (more stories by this author) "Life of James Kippen" Written by Granddaughter Catherine H. White No one can bequeath to posterity a …

    Sources (34)

    • James Kippin, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James Kippen in entry for Margaret Jane Kippen Freestone, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Jos Kippin, "United States Census, 1860"

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