Mary Elizabeth Rollins

9 April 1818–17 December 1913 (Age 95)
Lima, Livingston, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Rollins was born on 9 April 1818, in Lima, Lima, Livingston, New York, United States, her father, John Porter Rollins Jr., was 30 and her mother, Keziah Keturah Van Benthuysen, was 21. She married Adam Lightner Jr. on 11 August 1835, in Liberty Township, Clay, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1863 and lived in Marine on Saint Croix, Washington, Minnesota, United States in 1860 and Marion, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died on 17 December 1913, in Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Minersville Cemetery, Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Adam Lightner Jr.
Mary Elizabeth Rollins
Marriage: 11 August 1835
Miles Henry Lightner
Caroline Keziah Lightner
George Algernon Lightner
Florentine Mathias Lightner
John Horace Gilbert Lightner
Elizabeth Lightner
Mary Rollins Lightner
Algernon Sidney Lightner
Charles Washington Lightner
Adam Lightner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 August 1835Liberty Township, Clay, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    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. 
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 27
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Rolling , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Mary Elizabeth Rollins

    This is the story of Mary Elizabeth Rollins and her sister Caroline who saved the book of commandments from a mob. Their father was John Porter Rollins and their mother Keziah Ketura Van Benthuysen. …

    Sources (27)

    • Mary Elizabeth Rollins in entry for Elizabeth Turley, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary E Lightnur in household of George Rollins, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Mary Rollins in entry for Charles Washington Lightner, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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