John Ekins Jr.

9 May 1829–23 May 1914 (Age 85)
Raunds, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Ekins Jr. was born on 9 May 1829, in Raunds, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Ekins Sr., was 43 and his mother, Mary Ann Eaton, was 37. He married Rebecca Burnham about 1854, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. In 1845, at the age of 16, his occupation is listed as shoemaker. He died on 23 May 1914, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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John Ekins Jr.
Rebecca Burnham
Marriage: about 1854
Mary Ann Ekins
Amelia Ekins
John Robert Ekins
Prudence Ekins
Rebecca Ekins
Henry Burnham Ekins
Eliza Ellen Ekins
George William Ekins
Lenora Ekins
Josephine Ekins
Alphonzo Ekins

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  • Marriage
    about 1854Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    Age 21
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 25
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Eakins (see Eakin ).

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

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    James Walker and Sarah Rebecca Ekins Walker

    James Walker and Sarah Rebecca Ekins Walker By Iva May Bingham Costley James Walker--January 7, 1828 to January 12, 1891 Sarah Rebecca Ekins Walker--October 9, 1830 to November 15, 1892 I n …

    Sources (42)

    • John Ekins in entry for Prudence Hewitt, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jno Akins, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Eakins in entry for Milan M Schofield and Leonora Reagan, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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