John Duncan Dewsnup

21 July 1814–23 January 1883 (Age 68)
Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Duncan

When John Duncan Dewsnup was born on 21 July 1814, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Dewsnup, was 28 and his mother, Ann Duncan, was 23. He married Jemima Topham on 13 March 1836, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States in 1870 and Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States in 1880. In 1880, at the age of 66, his occupation is listed as english pensioner in Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States. He died on 23 January 1883, in Deseret, Millard, Utah Territory, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Deseret City Cemetery, Millard, Utah Territory, United States.

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John Duncan Dewsnup
Jemima Topham
Marriage: 13 March 1836
Arthur Dewsnup
Esther Dewsnup
Joseph Dewsnup
Mary Dewsnup
Ann Dewsnup
Phoebe Dewsnup
John Topham Dewsnup Jr.
Hyrum Topham Dewsnup

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 5
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · Peterloo Massacre
Age 5
On August 16, 1819, in St. Peter’s Field, Manchester, England, a group of around 80,000 gathered together in an attempt to get parliament representation reformed. Shortly after a cavalry charged the crowd. By the end, 15 people died and around 600 were injured.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 22
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

English: locative name from Dewsnaps in Chinley (Derbys).

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

Story Highlight

History of Ann Dewsnup by Her daughter Phebe Campbell Smoot

It was summertime in 1844. June, usually such a beautiful and happy month was a very sad one to the Latter-Day Saints or Mormons of Nauvoo, for on the 28th their beloved leader, Joseph Smith was kille …

Sources (41)

  • John Dewsnup, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Dewsnup, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • John Dewsnap, "United States Census, 1870"

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