William Cox Dees

11 December 1821–21 October 1906 (Age 84)
Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William Cox

When William Cox Dees was born on 11 December 1821, in Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States, his father, Levi Dees Jr, was 28 and his mother, Mary Vineyard, was 25. He married Martha Clifford on 1 April 1841, in Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 21 October 1906, in Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Weston City Cemetery, Weston, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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William Cox Dees
Martha Clifford
Marriage: 1 April 1841
Jasper McGinnis
Levi Cox Dees
Mary Elizabeth Dees
Nancy Adaline Dees
John Franklin Dees
Isaac Newton Dees
Martha Jane Dees
Sarah Dees
Marietta Dees

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 April 1841Edwardsville, Madison, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 9
    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.
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Northumberland): variant of Deas .Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Desiderius (see Desiderio ).German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäs, a variant of Matthäus (see Matthew ).

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

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    John Benjamin Garrard History

    by Norman Lee Garrard Ph.D. On January 14, 1834 John Benjamin Garrard was born in the ancient market town of Diss in Norfolkshire, England to Timothy Garrard III and Susannah Evered Quantrille. He wa …

    Sources (18)

    • William Duse, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William Deas, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Wm. Deis in entry for Elizabeth Dyer, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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