Eliza Roxey Snow

21 January 1804–5 December 1887 (Age 83)
Becket, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Eliza Roxey

When Eliza Roxey Snow was born on 21 January 1804, in Becket, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Oliver N. Snow, III, was 28 and her mother, Rosetta Leonora Pettibone, was 25. She married Joseph Smith Jr on 29 June 1842, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 5 December 1887, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Brigham Young
Eliza Roxey Snow
Marriage: 3 October 1844

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1844Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 8
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 26
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for someone with snow‐white hair or an exceptionally pale complexion, from Middle English snou, snow ‘snow’ (Old English snaw).American shortened and altered (translated into English) form of any of the Jewish artificial names composed with German Schnee, Schnei, Schneu ‘snow’ as the first element, e.g. Schneeberg .Americanized form of French Canadian Chenard , reflecting the characteristic Canadian and American French rounding of the -ard ending.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Franklin and Oliver Snow move to Ohio

    Franklin and Oliver Snow grew up in Beckett, Massachusetts, where they both raised families. At once time they moved their families together from Massachusetts to Mantua, Portage, Ohio. There the Sn …

    Sources (30)

    • Eliza Snow, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Eliza R Smith Snow, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Roxey Eliza Snow, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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