Alena Kitchen

12 April 1808–8 January 1889 (Age 80)
Ganotown, Berkeley, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Alena

When Alena Kitchen was born on 12 April 1808, in Ganotown, Berkeley, Virginia, United States, her father, Joseph Kitchen, was 44 and her mother, Catrina 'Catherine' Gulick, was 37. She married Hezekiah Thatcher on 26 February 1829, in Martinsburg, Berkeley, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1870 and Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 8 January 1889, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hezekiah Thatcher
1809–1879
Alena Kitchen
1808–1889
Marriage: 26 February 1829
Joseph Wycoff Thatcher
1829–1881
Abraham Thatcher
1830–1830
Catherine Mary Thatcher
1831–1856
Mary Ellen Thatcher
1833–1836
John Bethewel Thatcher
1834–1917
Aaron Dunham Thatcher
1837–1909
Harriett Ann Thatcher
1838–1920
George Washington Thatcher Sr
1840–1902
Moses Thatcher
1842–1909
Sarah Elizabeth Thatcher
1843–1843
Hyrum Smith Thatcher
1844–1852
Hezekiah Thatcher Jr.
1846–1846
Elizabeth Thatcher
1846–1849
Hezekiah Thatcher
1847–1847
Virginia Eliza Thatcher
1851–1851

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 February 1829Martinsburg, Berkeley, Virginia, United States
  • Children

    (15)

    +10 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1812
    Age 4
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · Monumental Church Built
    Age 4
    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 22
    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: from Middle English kichene ‘kitchen’ (Old English cycene), hence an occupational name for someone who worked in or was in charge of a kitchen.Scottish: adopted, on account of phonetic resemblance, as an Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Uisdein, see McCutcheon .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Kitchin
    Kitchener
    Kitchens
    Catching
    Ketchen
    McCutcheon
    Kitchings
    Kitching

    Story Highlight

    Pioneer

    Alley Kitchen Thatcher is listed twice on the Pioneer Overland Travel Site. The first time, she traveled starting in Nebraska, to SLC in 1847 with her husband and children as a member of the Daniel Sp …

    Sources (54)

    • Alley Thatcher in household of Henry Green, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Alena Kitchen in entry for Hezekiah Thatcher, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"
    • Alley Kitchen in entry for Harriett Ann Preston, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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