Jane Ann Wilson

17 August 1840–24 October 1895 (Age 55)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Jane Ann

When Jane Ann Wilson was born on 17 August 1840, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Whitford Gill Wilson, was 41 and her mother, Mary Ann Sheehand, was 35. She married David Hess on 28 March 1858, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Georgetown, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1880. She died on 24 October 1895, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Hess
Jane Ann Wilson
Marriage: 28 March 1858
Nelson Hess
David Wilson Hess
Mary Elizabeth Hess
Amanda Jane Hess
Clara Hess
Gladys Ardelia Hess
Sarah Ellen Hess
Jacob Foutz Hess
Seymour Gill Hess
Hortence Emeline Hess
Harriet Pauline Polly Hess

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1858Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1855 · First schoolhouse built
    Age 15
    A schoolhouse was built on 4th North and Main Street.

    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.

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    Sources (39)

    • Jane A Hess in household of David Hess, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jane Wilson in entry for Paul Riser and Hattie Hess, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Wilson in entry for Manda Jane Hoff, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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