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
1831–1921
Adeline Voorhees
1844–1921
Marriage: 26 December 1859
George Albert Petty
1861–1944
Mary F. Petty
1870–
Elizabeth Ann Petty
1862–1931
Heber Alonzo Pettey
1865–1955
John E Petty
1866–1868
Catherine Diantha Petty
1868–1934
Warren Henry Petty
1869–1903
Isaac Adelbert Petty
1871–1934
Wallace Roundy Petty
1873–1944
James Moroni Petty
1875–1875
William Arthur Petty
1877–1951
Franklin Petty
1878–1951
Margaret Petty
1880–1930
Samuel Rafe Petty
1882–1936
Susan Jane Petty
1884–1942
Myrtle Adeline Petty
1885–1923

Spouse and Children

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

    (16)

    +11 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +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."
    1846
    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1865
    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

    Voorhies
    Voorhis
    Voorheis
    Vorhees
    Van Voorhees

    Story Highlight

    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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