Nathaniel Henry Felt

6 February 1816–27 January 1887 (Age 70)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Nathaniel Henry

When Nathaniel Henry Felt was born on 6 February 1816, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Nathaniel Felt, was 43 and his mother, Hannah Reeves, was 41. He married Eliza Ann Preston on 3 October 1839, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 27 January 1887, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Nathaniel Henry Felt
Eliza Ann Preston
Marriage: 3 October 1839
Joseph Henry Felt
Nathaniel Preston Felt
Margaret Eliza Felt
John Gillingham Felt
Albert William Felt
George Francis Felt
Charles Brigham Felt
Adaline Agustus Felt
Mary Alice Felt
Anette Rebecca Felt

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  • Marriage
    3 October 1839Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    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. 
    1821 · Essex Historical Society
    Age 5
    On June 11, 1821, the Essex Historical Society was incorporated.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 20
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English: metonymic occupational name for someone who made, worked with, sold, or perhaps wore felt, from Middle English felt ‘felt’. Compare Felter .German: rare variant of Feld ‘field, area of open country’, or an Americanized form of its cognate Velt.Swedish: rare variant of Feldt , a cognate of 2 above, and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

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

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    Martha Spence Journal 1850-1860

    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Source of Trail Excerpt:Heywood, Martha Spence, Journals 1850-[1860], vol. 1, 3-14.Read Trail Excerpt: At Bethlehem camp we remained two weeks after I joine …

    Sources (108)

    • Nathaniel H Felt, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Nathaniel H in entry for David Pile Felt and Annora Marsh Civish, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Nathaniel H in entry for Eliza Ann Felt, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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