John James Cherry

13 January 1834–15 May 1925 (Age 91)
Falmouth, Pendleton, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of John James

When John James Cherry was born on 13 January 1834, in Falmouth, Pendleton, Kentucky, United States, his father, Aaron Benjamin Cherry, was 32 and his mother, Mary Margaret Yelton, was 22. He married Laura Bratton on 6 May 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Centerville Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1900 and Lyman, Uinta, Wyoming, United States in 1910. He died on 15 May 1925, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John James Cherry
Laura Bratton
Marriage: 6 May 1856
John James Cherry
Mary Minetta Cherry
Phoebe Adeline Cherry
Jesse Yelton Cherry
Aaron Benjamin Cherry
George Washington Cherry
Thomas Cherry
Joseph Charles Cherry
Clarence de Orville Cherry
Melva Estella Cherry

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 May 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 16
    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
    Age 27
    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: from Middle English chirie, cherye ‘cherry’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of cherries, or possibly a nickname for someone with rosy cheeks.Probably in some cases a translation name of German Kirsch .

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

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    History of John James Cherry

    History of John James Cherry and Laura Bratton Written by Laura Walton L. Barber John James Cherry, son of Aaron Benjamin and Margaret Yelton, was born 13 January 1834 at Falsmouth, Kentucky. L …

    Sources (73)

    • John J. Crie?Y, "United States Census, 1900"
    • James Cherry in entry for Thomas Cherry and Hallie Alldredge, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • James J. Cherry in entry for Laura Bratton Cherry, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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