Adeline Voorhees

15 August 1844–15 February 1921 (Age 76)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Adeline

When Adeline Voorhees was born on 15 August 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Elisha Voorhees, was 49 and her mother, Nancy Ann Leek, was 47. She married William George Pettey on 26 December 1859, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Kanarra Election Precinct, Kane, Utah, United States in 1870 and Sterling Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 15 February 1921, in Emery, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Emery, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William George Pettey
Adeline Voorhees
Marriage: 26 December 1859
George Albert Petty
Mary F. Petty
Elizabeth Ann Petty
Heber Alonzo Pettey
John E Petty
Catherine Diantha Petty
Warren Henry Petty
Isaac Adelbert Petty
Wallace Roundy Petty
James Moroni Petty
William Arthur Petty
Franklin Petty
Margaret Petty
Samuel Rafe Petty
Susan Jane Petty
Myrtle Adeline Petty

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1859Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 1
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch: habitational name from a farm called Voorhees, located in the hamlet of Hees near Ruinen, in the province of Drenthe. This surname is not found in the Netherlands. Compare Van Voorhees , Voorheis , Voorhies , Voorhis , Vorhees , and Voris .History: Steven Coertse van Voorhees emigrated with his wife and children from the farm of Voorhees in the Netherlands and settled at New Amersfoort (now Flatlands) on Long Island, New Netherland (now NY), in 1660. Today the family Voorhees with its numerous branches is one of the largest, if not the largest, Dutch family in North America. The name is also established in the forms Van Voorhees, Voorheis, (Van) Voorhies, (Van) Voorhis, Vorhees, Voorheese, Vooris, Voorus, Voreis, Voress, Vorheis, Vorhes, (Van) Vorhies, (Van) Vorhis, Vories, (Van) Voris, (Van) Vorous, Vorus, Vorys, etc.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Van Voorhees

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    A bit about Adeline

    "Adeline Vorhees was the daughter of Elisha Vorhees and Nancy Leek. She was born Aug. 15, 1844 in Hancock, Illinois. She was baptised April 22, 1856." "Adeline Vorhees (married William George P …

    Sources (35)

    • Adaline Petty in household of George Petty, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Adeline Vorhees in entry for William A Peay and Margia M Nelson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Aleline Voreheas in entry for Margarrette Oliver, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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