John Eddins

11 April 1830–17 October 1904 (Age 74)
Cradley, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Eddins was born on 11 April 1830, in Cradley, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Eddins, was 21 and his mother, Ann Smith, was 24. He married Harriet Newman on 26 October 1853, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 17 October 1904, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Eddins
1830–1904
Harriet Newman
1832–1916
Marriage: 26 October 1853
Harriet Susannah Eddins
1854–1937
William Eddins
1860–1860
John Newman Eddins
1857–1893
Albert Eddins
1860–1937
Emma Eddins
1861–1861
Charles Eddins
1862–1953
Ann Eddins
1865–1865
Willard Eddins
1866–1866
Caroline Eddins
1868–1869
Heber Eddins
1870–1872
Adella Eddins
1873–1873
Stephen Newman Eddins
1876–1942

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 October 1853Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1848
    Age 18
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 24
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English (Glamorgan): variant of Eddings . This form of the surname is now rare in Britain, but is a common name in TX, NC, and FL.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Eddings

    Sources (95)

    • John Eddings in household of Ann B Reed, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John Eddins in entry for Rose Murphy, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"
    • John Bilham, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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