John Pilling

4 February 1796–20 August 1887 (Age 91)
Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Pilling was born on 4 February 1796, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edmund Pilling, was 21 and his mother, Ann Campbell, was 24. He married Peggy Bank on 17 October 1818, in Bolton by Bowland, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Great Mitton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Davis, Utah, United States in 1860. In 1880, at the age of 84, his occupation is listed as farm overseer. He died on 20 August 1887, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Pilling
Peggy Bank
Marriage: 17 October 1818
Susannah Pilling
Alice Pilling
John Pilling
Edmund Campbell Pilling
John Pilling
Joseph Piling
Margaret Pilling
Richard Pilling
Mary Ann Pilling
Joseph Pilling

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  • Marriage
    17 October 1818Bolton by Bowland, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 4
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 5
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 24
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place so called, which takes its name from the River Pilling. The etymology of the river name is uncertain, but is perhaps associated with Old English pyll ‘tidal creek’.English (Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived by a creek or stream (Old English pyll ‘tidal creek’), or by a stake, a derivative of Pill + the Middle English suffix -ing.English (Lancashire): perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Piling, a pet form of Old English Pīl (from pīl ‘stake’, perhaps a short form of an Old English name such as Pīlheard), + the Old English hypocoristic suffix -ing.

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

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    Story Highlight

    John Pilling and Margaret "Peggy" Ann Banks Life Sketch

    John Pilling Birth: Feb. 4, 1796 Waddington Lancashire, England Death: Aug. 20, 1887 Kaysville Davis County Utah, USA Son of Edmund Pilling and Ann Campbell of England. Ann died in 1850 and Edmund i …

    Sources (31)

    • John Woodard in entry for William Woodard, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jno Pilling, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Pilling in entry for Mary Ann Adams, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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