Mary Ellen Frost

27 January 1827–18 January 1917 (Age 89)
Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Frost was born on 27 January 1827, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, her father, John M Frost, was 25 and her mother, Nancy Pate, was 26. She married Joseph Sharp Rawlins on 1 February 1844, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Election Precinct 11, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 18 January 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Sharp Rawlins
Mary Ellen Frost
Marriage: 1 February 1844
Nancy Jane Rawlins
J R Rawlins
Julia Rawlins
Mary Ellen Rawlins
Joseph Lafayette Rawlins
Orson Whetman Rawlins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 February 1844Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1848 · Early Settlers
    Age 21
    The earliest settlers housed themselves in a dugout in a hillside. The first families settled in the South Cottonwood area during the fall of 1848. These families settled near Little Cottonwood Creek and Big Cottonwood Creek which made it easy to water animals and crops. Nearly twenty families were living in South Cottonwood in 1860's. The area was surveyed by Amasa M. Lyman and divided into one-mile square areas. These were then subdivided into 10 acre plots per family. The first to settle the area included William Crosby, James M. Flake, Daniel Clark, John Brown, John Tanner and sons, Nathan and Sidney, along with Daniel Thomas. The earliest houses were built out of logs and adobe. Time was spent farming and herding. For fun, some spent time riding broncos, fishing, hunting, or dancing to an accordion. The area was crawling with wildlife such as blackbirds, mockingbirds, skunks, minks, badgers, and wolves.
    1851 · The First Schoolhouse in Murray
    Age 24
    A small, single room, adobe schoolhouse was built in Murray was built in 1851. A centrally located stove was used for heat. During the cold months, the students sat near the stove according to their age with the youngest children nearest the heat. Helen Holmes was the school's first teacher.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, Danish, and Swedish: nickname for someone who suffers from being cold, or perhaps used in the sense ‘frosty, cold as frost, without warmth of feeling’, or perhaps ‘having the appearance of being covered with frost’ for one with white hair or a white beard. From Old English, Old High German, Old Norse frost ‘frost’.

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

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    Harvey McGalyard Rawlins Life history

    Harvey McGalyard Rawlins History taken from his own notes and compiled by Nellie L. Rawlins Harvey McGalyard Rawlins second son and fifth child of names and Jane Sharp Rawlins was born at Apple Cr …

    Sources (27)

    • Mary Rollins in household of Joseph L Rollins, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary Frost, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Mary Frost in entry for Nancey Rawlins Kerr, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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