William Farrington Cahoon

Male7 November 1813–6 April 1893

Brief Life History of William Farrington

When William Farrington Cahoon was born on 7 November 1813, in Harpersfield, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, his father, Reynolds Cahoon, was 23 and his mother, Thirza Stiles, was 24. He married Nancy Miranda Gibbs on 17 January 1836, in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 6 April 1893, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Farrington Cahoon
Nancy Miranda Gibbs
Marriage: 17 January 1836
Mary Annie Cahoon
Nancy Ermina Cahoon
Lerona Eliza Cahoon
John Farrington Cahoon
Prudence Sara Ermina Cahoon
Vilate Thirza Cahoon
William Marion Cahoon
Daniel Coyton Cahoon
Joseph Mahonri Cahoon
Henry Reynolds Cahoon Sr
Stephen T Cahoon
Andrew Carlos Cahoon

Sources (65)

  • Wm Cahoon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm F Cahoon, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • William in entry for Nancy Marinda Cahoon, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 January 1836Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 6

    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 14

    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 23

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Down and Antrim): variant (reflecting the traditional pronunciation) of Scottish Colquhoun .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Issues while building the Nauvoo Temple

    28 Nov 1842 -- The stonecutters again brought complaints to Joseph Smith against the Temple Committee, who were accused of making unequal distribution of provisions to the workers, as well as allowing …

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