Jabez Townsend Nowlin

18 August 1821–22 November 1893 (Age 72)
Bedford, Bedford, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Jabez Townsend

When Jabez Townsend Nowlin was born on 18 August 1821, in Bedford, Bedford, Tennessee, United States, his father, Peyton Wade Nowlin, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Phagan, was 33. He married Amanda Thomas on 13 April 1846. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850 and Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1846. In 1850, at the age of 29, his occupation is listed as farmer in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 22 November 1893, in Ucon, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Ucon, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Jabez Townsend Nowlin
Amanda Thomas
Marriage: 13 April 1846
Jabus Townsend Nowlin II
Esther Ann Nowlin
Rachel Amanda Nowlin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 April 1846
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 20
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of French Nolin or Irish Nolan and Nolen . Compare Knowlin and Nowling .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Mormon Battalion

    company C Corporal in Capt. Brown's Pueblo detachment

    Sources (19)

    • Jabuz T Nowlin, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Jabez Nolan in entry for John Bleuford Nolan, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Jabus T Nowlin in household of Jabus Nowlin, "United States Census, 1880"

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