David John

29 January 1833–24 December 1908 (Age 75)
Little Newcastle, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of David

When David John was born on 29 January 1833, in Little Newcastle, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Daniel John, was 39 and his mother, Mary Williams, was 32. He married Mary Wride on 8 February 1860, in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. He immigrated to New York, United States in 1861 and lived in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1861. In 1900, at the age of 67, his occupation is listed as clergyman in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 24 December 1908, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David John
1833–1908
Jane Cree
1846–1927
Marriage: 13 January 1906
Thomas Cree John
1867–1910
Daniel John
1869–1869
Emma John
1871–1941
Ada Matilda John
1873–1929
Alban Harries John
1875–1952
Joseph John
1877–1877
William Harris John
1878–1957
Estella Mary John
1880–1889
Alice Maude John
1882–1882
Jennie John
1885–1975
Benjamin Dean John
1887–1887

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 January 1906Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    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.
    1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place
    Age 6
    The Rebecca Riots were a group of protests in west Wales from 1839-1843. The people involved were mostly poor farmers, primarily men dressed as women. The group was called “Rebecca and her daughters”, a title believed to have come the book of Genesis. They mostly fought against the toll-gates. There is only record of one death during the riots: a young Sarah Williams had been warned that the rioters were coming, but upon refusing to leave, was killed.
    1863
    Age 30
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: ultimately from the Hebrew personal name Yoḥanan ‘Jehovah has favored (me with a son)’ or ‘may Jehovah favor (this child)’. This personal name was adopted into Latin (via Greek) as Johannes, and has enjoyed enormous popularity in Europe throughout the Christian era, being given in honor of Saint John the Baptist, precursor of Christ, and of Saint John the Evangelist, author of the fourth gospel, as well as the nearly one thousand other Christian saints who bore the name. Some of the principal forms of the personal name in other languages are: Welsh Ieuan, Evan, Siôn, and Ioan; Scottish Ia(i)n; Irish Séan; German Johann, Johannes; Dutch and Slavic Jan; French Jean; Italian Giovanni; Spanish Juan; Portuguese João; Greek Iōannēs (vernacular Giannis, Yannis); Russian Ivan. There were a number of different forms of the name in Middle English, including Jan(e), a male name (see Jayne ); Jen (see Jenkin ); Jon(e) (see Jones ); and Han(n) (see Hann ). By the beginning of the 14th century John rivalled William in popularity and has always been a favorite name. Johan became Jo(h)n, and another Old French form Jehan was shortened to Jan and Jen, giving rise to Old French and Middle English diminutives such as Jonin, Janin, and Jenin. More common in Middle English were Jankin, Jonkin, and Jenkin, which were Middle Dutch pet forms introduced after the Conquest by Flemish and Picard settlers. The most common pet form of John was Jack, another borrowing from Flemish and Picard usage. Han may sometimes have been a short form of Johan but was more usually a pet form of Henry. There were also various Middle English feminine versions of this name (e.g. Joan, Jehan), some of which were indistinguishable from masculine forms. The distinction on grounds of gender between John and Joan was not firmly established in English until the 17th century. It was even later that Jean and Jane were specialized as specifically female names in English; bearers of these surnames and their derivatives are more likely to derive them from a male ancestor than a female. As a surname in the British Isles, John is particularly frequent in Wales, where it is a late formation representing Welsh Siôn rather than the older form Ieuan (which gave rise to the surname Evan ). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages, e.g. Assyrian/Chaldean Youkhana , French Jean , Hungarian János (see Janos ), Slovenian Janež and Janeš (see Janes ), Czech Jan , Albanian Gjoni , and their derivatives (see examples at Johnson ). The name John is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Ninan and Yohannan ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.German: from a North German and Silesian variant of the personal name Johannes . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Yohn .

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

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    Story Highlight

    My Heart Is the Kingdom of God

    David John was ready to drop the men who did not come out to meeting. John, president of the High Priest's Quorum at Provo, was adamant. “I feel that we must move from us those that are dead," speak …

    Sources (50)

    • David John in entry for David John, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • David John in household of Daniel John, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • David John in entry for Elizabeth J. Worsencroft, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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