Mary Ransom Avery

19 October 1834–2 February 1920 (Age 85)
Scio, Allegany, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Ransom

When Mary Ransom Avery was born on 19 October 1834, in Scio, Allegany, New York, United States, her father, Erastus Avery, was 29 and her mother, Jerusha Bump, was 28. She married Henry Thomas Jenkins on 25 October 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 February 1920, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Thomas Jenkins
Mary Ransom Avery
Marriage: 25 October 1855
Hugh Jenkins
William Erastus Jenkins
Jerusha Ann Jenkins
Hannah Sophia Jenkins
Rachel Elizabeth Jenkins
Thomas Henry Jenkins
Cyrus Franklin Jenkins
James Alfred Jenkins
Orson Jenkins
Joseph A. Jenkins
Mary Maude Jenkins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 October 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    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 16
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    Age 26
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name Aevery, a Norman form of Alfred . Among the 17th-century Puritan settlers in New England, there was some confusion with Averill . Compare Averett .Altered form of French Canadian Hévey (see Hevey ). Compare Avey 3.History: Christopher Avery emigrated from England to Salem, MA, in or before 1630. — William Avery (alias Averill) was one of the Puritan settlers who emigrated from England to Ipswich, MA, in or c. 1637. — Some of the American bearers of the surname Avery are descendants of Nicolas Hévé/Devé from France, who was in QC by 1672 (see Hevey ).

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

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    Sources (39)

    • Mary Jenkins in household of Joseph Eldredge, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Mary Avery in entry for Cyrus F. Jenkins and Margarete Thomson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Mary Ransom Avery in entry for Cyrus Franklin Jenkins, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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