William Madison Wall

30 September 1821–18 September 1869 (Age 47)
Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of William Madison

When William Madison Wall was born on 30 September 1821, in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States, his father, Isaac Wall, was 24 and his mother, Nancy Duncan, was 24. He married Nancy Haws on 7 June 1840, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1851 and Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1863. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 18 September 1869, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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William Madison Wall
Nancy Haws
Marriage: 7 June 1840
Mary Jane Wall
Eliza Helen Wall
Nancy Isabelle Wall
William Madison Wall Jr
Isaac Oliver Wall
Josephine Augusta Wall
Amasa Lyman Wall
Juliet Wall
Bathsheba Lavinia Wall
George Albert Wall

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  • Marriage
    7 June 1840Sangamon, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries: 1826: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 15
    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: topographic name for someone who lived by a stone-built wall, e.g. one used to fortify a town or to keep back the encroachment of the sea (Middle English wall ‘wall’, Old English wall, weall, from Latin vallum ‘rampart, palisade’), or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Wall (Staffordshire).English (West Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, northern Middle English wall(e) (Old English (Mercian) wæll(a); compare Well ).Irish (of Norman origin): Anglicized form of de Valle (Gaelicized form de Bhál), the name of a Norman family established in Munster and Connacht.

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

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    William Madison Wall History

    Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia Volume 4 Stake and Ward Officers Utah Stake Whitehead, Walter Paxman Wall, William Madison, Bishop of the Provo 4th Ward, Utah Stake, Utah, from 1852 to 1 …

    Sources (125)

    • Wm Wall, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William M Wall in entry for William Adelbert Wall, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • William Wall in entry for Joseph Penrod Wall, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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