John Edward Metcalf

13 July 1812–4 February 1887 (Age 74)
Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Edward

When John Edward Metcalf was born on 13 July 1812, in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Metcalf, was 23 and his mother, Jane Gill, was 20. He married Mary Waslin on 23 December 1832, in Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Sutton, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1856. He died on 4 February 1887, in Fayette, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Fayette, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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John Edward Metcalf
Mary Waslin
Marriage: 23 December 1832
Jane Ann Metcalf
Elizabeth Metcalf
Anthony Metcalf
John Edward Metcalf Junior
Elizabeth Metcalf
Anthony Metcalf
Anthony Metcalf
Mary Elizabeth Metcalf
James Metcalf
Eliza Roxie Metcalf
William Metcalf

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 December 1832Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed
    Age 9
    The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 20
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): apparently a nickname from Middle English mete ‘meat, food’ + calf ‘calf’, i.e. ‘calf to be fattened up for eating’.

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

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    History Of John Edward Metcalf, Sr.

    by great grand daughter Beulah Nielson Christensen January 1958 [these kinds of clarifications added by Vauna Marie Green Kelly, 1995] John Edward Metcalf Sr. came to Utah with Claudius Spencer's …

    Sources (70)

    • John Medcalf, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • John E Metcalf in entry for Eliza Bartholomew, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John E Metcalf, "United States Census, 1880"

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