Jane Lettice Edwards

15 January 1847–15 November 1909 (Age 62)
Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Jane Lettice

When Jane Lettice Edwards was born on 15 January 1847, in Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, her father, Caleb Gibbons Edwards, was 27 and her mother, Cynthia Jane Shephard, was 18. She married Thomas Andrew Williams on 18 October 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Shambip, Utah, United States in 1860 and Mayfield, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 15 November 1909, in Emery, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Emery Cemetery, Emery, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Andrew Williams
Jane Lettice Edwards
Marriage: 18 October 1864
Cynthia Jane Williams
Thomas Andrew Williams
Emma Ann Williams
Rosa Nellie Williams
Caleb Thomas Williams
Sarah Amelia Williams
Mary Ann Williams
Zina Eliza Williams
Chloe Ellettice Williams
Elisha Williams
Margaret Evalena Williams
Martha May Williams
Lisher Williams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 October 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Douglas, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Douglas, Nebraska, United States
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 18
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: variant of Edward , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also very common among African Americans.History: One of the earliest American bearers of this very common English surname was William Edwards, the son of Rev. Richard Edwards, a London clergyman in the age of Elizabeth I, who came to New England c. 1640. His descendant Jonathan (1703–58), of East Windsor, CT, was a prominent Congregational clergyman whose New England theology led to the first Great Awakening, a great religious revival.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Poem written by Jane Leticia Edwards

    The Lonely Hearthstone The Children have all gone away By Jane Leticia Edwards Williams (1847-1909) (words as written on original) The house is diserted and silent My Clock seams softly to say How c …

    Sources (16)

    • Jane L Edwards in household of Caleb G Edwards, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jane Lettuce Edwards Williams, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Jane Edwards in household of Caleb G Edwards, "United States Census, 1850"

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