Jesse Molen

25 July 1805–16 March 1851 (Age 45)
Henry, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Jesse

When Jesse Molen was born on 25 July 1805, in Henry, Virginia, United States, his father, Aquilla Molen, was 26 and his mother, Docia Ann White, was 22. He married Laurany Huffaker on 13 November 1828, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847 and lived in Winter Quarters, Washington, Nebraska, United States in 1847 and Pulaski, Davis, Iowa, United States in 1865. He died on 16 March 1851, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Molen
Laurany Huffaker
Marriage: 13 November 1828
Margaret Ann Molen
Alexander Campbell Molen
Simpson Montgomery Molen
Docia Emerine Molen
James Wesley Molen
Francis Marion Molen
Sophronia Rosannah Molen
Hannah Elizabeth Molen
Michael Webster Molen
Nancy Jane Molen
Genevra Ellen Molen
Martha Melvina Molen
Mary Erepta Molen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 November 1828Wayne, Kentucky, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1812 · Monumental Church Built
    Age 7
    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 14
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    Swedish (Molén): ornamental or topographic name from mo ‘sandy heath’ + the adjectival suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’, with intrusive -l- for euphony, or from the root of Latin molinarius ‘miller’ or mola ‘mill’ + the suffix -én, derived from Latin -inius ‘relating to’.Dutch and Flemish: very rare variant of Vandermolen and, in North America, (also) a shortened form of this.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Molen Family History Obtained from Church Historical Department 16 August 1985 by Nancy Lee Hanson File: Mormon Biographies File 2050, Box 6 File 15

    Simpson Montgomery Molen was born 14 September 1832 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois. I was second son of Jesse and Lurany Huffaker Molen and was one of 13 children born to them. When I was a mear ch …

    Sources (55)

    • Jessie Molen in entry for James W Molen (1908), "Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929"
    • Jesse Molen, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Jesse Molen, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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