Washington LaFayette Jolley

Male14 May 1831–8 November 1889

Brief Life History of Washington LaFayette

When Washington LaFayette Jolley was born on 14 May 1831, in Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee, United States, his father, Reuben Manning Jolley, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Rebecca Pippin, was 18. He married Emily Knight on 3 April 1854, in Republic of Texas. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1849 and Payson, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 8 November 1889, in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Washington LaFayette Jolley
Emily Knight
Marriage: 3 April 1854
Sarah Eliza Jolley
Mary Emily Jolley
Washington Lafayette Jolley
Melvina Arethusa Jolley
Reuben James Jolley
Myrtle Jolley
Lula Alvira Jolley
William Berry Jolley
Joseph Henry Jolley
Sareptia Caroline Jolley
Nellie Adeline Jolley

Sources (37)

  • Washington Jolly in household of Sarah Jolly, "United States Census, 1850"
  • W L Jolly in entry for Frank Thomas and Myrtle Jolly, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Henry McMullen in entry for Clara West, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 April 1854Republic of Texas
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 1

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1844 · German Immigration to Texas

    Age 13

    Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

    1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made

    Age 16

    The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Jolly .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Jolleys begin to leave Southern Utah, Some Jolleys move to Arizona...etc.

    Source: "The Jolley Family Book" published by Brigham Young University Press 1966, written by Bryant Manning Jolley and his committee. JOLLEYS BEGIN TO LEAVE SOUTHERN UTAH Prosperity was enjoyed by …

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