Mary Jenkins

28 September 1813–13 August 1892 (Age 78)
Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Jenkins was born on 28 September 1813, in Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Jenkins, was 32 and her mother, Esther or Hester Briston Bruton, was 26. She married William Parsons on 2 July 1835, in Mathon, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 13 August 1892, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Willard City Cemetery, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Parsons
Mary Jenkins
Marriage: 2 July 1835
Mary Parsons
Ann Parsons
Jane Parsons
Esther Parsons
William Parsons Jr
George Pacific Parsons

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 July 1835Mathon, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 6
    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. 
    Age 14
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 23
    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 and Welsh: variant of Jenkin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. Jenkins is one of the most common surnames in England, especially southwestern England, but is also especially associated with Wales.

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

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    Written in 1915: I was born on October 13, 1842 at Nauvoo, Illinois. My parents’ names were William and Mary Jenkins Parsons. My father w2as born at Worstershire, England, March 27, 1807, he died a …

    Sources (21)

    • Mary Parsons in household of William Parsons, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Jenkins in entry for Jane Parsons Owens, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Mary Parsons in household of William Parsons, "United States Census, 1880"

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