Nancy Meribah Behunin

8 February 1841–18 October 1910 (Age 69)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy Meribah

When Nancy Meribah Behunin was born on 8 February 1841, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Isaac Behunin, was 37 and her mother, Elmina Polly Tyler, was 29. She married Nelson Higgins on 20 February 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 18 October 1910, in Elsinore, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Monroe City Cemetery, Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nelson Higgins
Nancy Meribah Behunin
Marriage: 20 February 1856
Moroni Higgins
Melvin Andrew Higgins
Isaac M. Higgins
Nelson William Higgins
Joseph Henry Higgins
Alvin Isaac Higgins
Lewis Higgins
Hyrum Smith Higgins
Meribah Elmira Higgins
Nancy Loretta Higgins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 February 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1842 · Relief Society Organized
    Age 1
    The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on March 17, 1842. Emma Smith was the first Relief Society president. It was established as a way to help strengthen and serve other women.
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 20
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    Probably Irish: variant of Bohannon .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Statement by Isaac's Daughter Nancy regarding His Early Persecution

    Mr. Musser, Dear Brother, as my Father Isaac Behunin has entirely lost his memory, I feel it my duty to send you a few lines in his behalf. My father and mother Elmina Tyler Behunin embra …

    Sources (27)

    • Nancy M Higgins, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Nelson Higgins & Nancy M Behunin, "Utah, County Marriages, 1888
    • Nancy Maribah Higgins, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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