Eliza Jane Stewart

15 January 1832–21 July 1909 (Age 77)
Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Eliza Jane

When Eliza Jane Stewart was born on 15 January 1832, in Election Precinct 16 Courthouse, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, her father, George W Stewart Jr., was 35 and her mother, Ruthinda Baker, was 24. She married Horace Datus Ensign Jr. on 1 January 1850, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 21 July 1909, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horace Datus Ensign Jr.
Eliza Jane Stewart
Marriage: 1 January 1850
Mary Eliza Ensign
Datus Horace Ensign
Lydia Esther Ensign
George Calvin Ensign
Emma Elizabeth Ensign
Edgar Alonzo Ensign

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1850Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    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.
    1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire
    Age 17
    The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
    1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union
    Age 29
    Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: originally an occupational name for an administrative official of an estate, from Middle English stiward, Old English stigweard, stīweard, a compound of stig ‘house(hold)’ + weard ‘guardian’. In the Anglo-Saxon period this title was used of an officer controlling the domestic affairs of a household, especially of the royal household; after the Norman Conquest it was also used more widely as the native equivalent of Seneschal, for the steward of a manor or manager of an estate. In Scotland the term was also used of a magistrate originally appointed by the king to administer crown lands, forming a stewartry.History: Stuart or Stewart is the surname of one of the great families of Scotland, the royal family of Scotland from the 14th century, and of England from 1603, when James VI of Scotland acceded to the English throne as James I. There were many minor branches of the family left in Britain after the flight of James II in 1688, but not every bearer of the surname can claim relationship with the royal house, even in Scotland. Every great house in medieval England and Scotland had its steward, and in many cases the office gave rise to a hereditary surname. The fall of the house of Stuart in Britain, conversely, led to the establishment of several highly placed branches bearing this surname in continental Europe, which are in most cases related to the old Scottish royal family.

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

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    Pioneer History of Horace Datus Ensign by Gladys (Ensign) Harbertson and Retta (Ensign) Williamson

    History: Horace Datus Ensign was one of the first original pioneers to Utah. He was skilled as a mechanic and carpenter and he contributed his share of knowledge and labor to the pioneer company. Hora …

    Sources (53)

    • Eliza J Ensign, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Eliza Jane Ensign, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Eliza J. Ensigen, "United States Census, 1880"

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