Jane Emma Merrifield

4 November 1834–27 May 1900 (Age 65)
Kilmersdon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane Emma

When Jane Emma Merrifield was born on 4 November 1834, in Kilmersdon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, her father, Uriah Merrifield, was 35 and her mother, Jane Denning, was 41. She married John Jones Williams on 14 February 1852, in Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1853 and lived in Mynyddislwyn, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 27 May 1900, in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Saint John, Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Jones Williams
Jane Emma Merrifield
Marriage: 14 February 1852
Elvira Ann Williams
John Uriah Williams
Ephriam Jesse Williams
Sarah Jane Williams
Daniel Joseph Williams
Priscilla Rachel Williams
Samuel Henry Merrifield Williams
Hyrum James Williams
Violet Elizabeth Williams
Arthur Merrifield Williams
Reuben Merrifield Williams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 February 1852Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    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 9
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 20
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name chiefly from Merrifield or Mearfield in Cornwall, Merrivale in Devon, or from one or more of the six minor places in Devon called Merrifield. Some examples may be from similarly-named lost or unidentified minor localities in Essex, Kent, and Hampshire, or from either of two minor places called Merryfields in Sussex. The placenames derive from Old English myrig ‘merry, pleasant’ + feld ‘open country’ (see Field ).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Letter from Father, Uriah Merrifield 1860

    Holecombe 1860 May 21 My Dear Children It is with great pleasure that we all received your kind letter. It is with much joy and gladness that we write to you again. We forgive you for not writing …

    Sources (23)

    • Jane Merefield in household of Uriah Merefield, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Jane Merryfield in entry for Reuben Merryfield Williams, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Jane Merryfield, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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