Thomas William Snelson

11 September 1813–20 August 1867 (Age 53)
Peover Superior, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas William

When Thomas William Snelson was born on 11 September 1813, in Peover Superior, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Snelson, was 37 and his mother, Mary Barlow Jennings, was 43. He married Mary Ann Williamson on 26 March 1838, in Manchester Our Lady-St George and St Denys, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. In 1850, at the age of 37, his occupation is listed as joiner in Iowa, United States. He died on 20 August 1867, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Springville Cemetery, Springville, St. Clair, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas William Snelson
Mary Ann Williamson
Marriage: 26 March 1838
John Barlow Snelson
Enoch Snelson
Charlotte Snelson
Martha Ann Snelson
Mary Ann Snelson
Thomas Snelson
William E Snelson
James Carlos Snelson
Joseph Charles Snelson
Julia Hannah Snelson
Melissa E Snelson

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  • Marriage
    26 March 1838Manchester Our Lady-St George and St Denys, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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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
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 17
    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:habitational name principally from Snelson in Over Peover (Cheshire), but perhaps also from Snelson in Lavendon (Buckinghamshire) and Snelston (Derbyshire). The placenames derive from the Old English personal name Snell (genitive Snelles) or the Old Norse personal name Snjallr (genitive Snjalls) + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’ (see Snell ).perhaps occasionally a patronymic from the Middle English personal name Snell + -son ‘son of Snell’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    BIOGRAPHY OF THOMAS SNELSON SENIOR Came to Utah in 1854 Written by LaPreal Snelson Friel,

    BIOGRAPHY OF THOMAS SNELSON SENIOR Came to Utah in 1854 Written b …

    Sources (20)

    • Thos Nelson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Thomas Snelson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
    • Thomas Snelson in entry for William E. Snelson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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