Amanda Wilson

16 September 1826–18 February 1884 (Age 57)
Green Township, Richland, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Amanda

When Amanda Wilson was born on 16 September 1826, in Green Township, Richland, Ohio, United States, her father, Whitford Gill Wilson, was 27 and her mother, Mary Ann Sheehand, was 21. She married Nathaniel Leavitt Jr in 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850 and lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 18 February 1884, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Leavitt Jr
1823–1896
Amanda Wilson
1826–1884
Marriage: 1846
Nathaniel Leavitt III
1849–1929
John Leavitt
1851–1875
Jane Johnston
1853–1875
Jasper William Leavitt
1856–1905
Amanda Louisa Leavitt
1858–1956
Mary Ellen Leavitt
1861–
Franklin Leavitt
1865–
Charles Leavitt
1867–
Thomas Leavitt
1869–
Caroline F Leavitt
1872–1919

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1846Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1827
    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1842 · Relief Society Organized
    Age 16
    The Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on March 17, 1842. Emma Smith was the first Relief Society president. It was established as a way to help strengthen and serve other women.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Willison
    Will
    Willson

    Story Highlight

    BIOGRAPHY OF AMANDA WILSON LEAVITT

    Amanda Wilson was born on 16 September 1826 in Perryville, Green Township,Richland, Ohio to Whitford Gill and Mary Ann Sheehand Wilson. She was the second of eleven children, nine girls and two boys. …

    Sources (33)

    • Amanda Leavitt, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mandy Wilson in entry for Jasper William Leavitt, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Amanda Leavitt in household of Nathaniel Leavitt, "United States Census, 1870"

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