William Adam Empey

4 July 1808–19 August 1890 (Age 82)
Osnabruck, Stormont, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of William Adam

When William Adam Empey was born on 4 July 1808, in Osnabruck, Stormont, Ontario, Canada, his father, Adam W Empey, was 49 and his mother, Margaret Van Steenbergh, was 24. He married Mary Ann Morgan about 1828, in Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 19 August 1890, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Adam Empey
Mary Ann Morgan
Marriage: about 1828
Margaret Minerva Amanda Empey
Julia Ann Empey
Nelson Adam Empey
Mary Ann Eleanor Empey
Emma Marilla Empey
Joseph William Empey
Maria Empey
Brigham Young Empey
Diantha Empey
Mary Ann Alice Empey
Henry Empey
Robert Nephi Porter Empy

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1828Ontario, Canada
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 22
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English (London): variant of Impey .

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

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    Story Highlight


    ROUGH DRAFT AND UNFINISHED FORM LIFE SKETCH OF WILLIAM ADAM EMPEY William Adam Empey, son of Adam and Margaret Stanberg Empey (question on spelling of Stanberg) was born July 4, 1808 at Osansbrook …

    Sources (81)

    • William Empy, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Empey in entry for Isaac Jones and Mary Thomas, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • Wm Empey in entry for Alice Hadlock, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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