Maria Amanda Dolby

1 September 1817–16 May 1854 (Age 36)
Strasburg, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Maria Amanda

When Maria Amanda Dolby was born on 1 September 1817, in Strasburg, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Abraham Dolby, was 36 and her mother, Charlotte Dolby, was 37. She married Joseph Skeen Jr. on 8 September 1835, in Steelville, West Fallowfield Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 16 May 1854, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Skeen Jr.
Maria Amanda Dolby
Marriage: 8 September 1835
James Buires Skeen
William Dolby Skeen
Elisha David Skeen
Anna Maria Skeen
Joseph Hyrum Skeen
Eliza Jane Skeen
Lyman Stoddard Skeen
Moroni Skeen Sr.
Amanda Skeen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 September 1835Steelville, West Fallowfield Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    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 10
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 13
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire): variant of Dalby .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Maria Amanda Dolby Skeen

    by Electa Skeen Johnson Maria Amanda Dolby was the wife of Joseph Skeen. She was converted with him in the early years of their married life to the principles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter …

    Sources (12)

    • Maria Amanda Dolbee, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
    • Amanda Dolby in entry for Lyman Stoddard Skeen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Maria Amanda Dolby in entry for William Dolby Skeen, "Illinois, Hancock County, Nauvoo Community Project, 1839-1846 (BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy)"

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