Sybil Jane Stevens

5 July 1838–2 February 1855 (Age 16)
Caldwell, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Sybil Jane

When Sybil Jane Stevens was born on 5 July 1838, in Caldwell, Missouri, United States, her father, Roswell Stevens Jr., was 29 and her mother, Maria Vallie Doyle, was 29. She married Isaac Hawk Vail on 18 September 1853, in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 2 February 1855, in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 16, and was buried in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Isaac Hawk Vail
Sybil Jane Stevens
Marriage: 18 September 1853
Angeline Vail

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 September 1853Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (5)

    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 1
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 1
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 7
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

    Name Meaning

    English (London), Flemish, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Steven . The surname of Flemish origin is also found in the Walloon part of Belgium. In North America, the English form of the surname has also absorbed some like-sounding Jewish names and various other European cognates, e.g. Greek Stefanidis , Serbian Stevanović (see Stevanovic ), Slovenian and Slovak Štefanič (see Stefanic ).

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

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    Story Highlight


    Sybil Jane Stevens was born on 5 July1838 in Caldwell County, Missouri to Roswell and Valle Mariah Doyle Stevens Jr. She was the fourth child of eleven, three girls and eight boys. Her mot …

    Sources (13)

    • Iowa, U.S., Pottawattamie County, Annotated Record of US Census, 1850
    • Utah, U.S., Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1850-1890
    • Syble Or Syllile Jane Stevens in entry for Isaac H Or Hawk Or Howk Vail, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"

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