Jane Singleton

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane Singleton was born on 23 January 1825, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Singleton, was 21 and her mother, Elizabeth Hindle, was 18. She married John Farnsworth on 25 December 1845, in Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She immigrated to Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1845 and lived in Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 5 March 1894, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Springville City Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Jeduthun Averett
Jane Singleton
Marriage: 8 February 1852
John Farnsworth Averett
Jane Averett
Hardy Averett
Benjamin Averett
Priscilla Eliza Averett
David Albert Averett
George Edward Averett

Sources (69)

  • Jane Singleton in household of Robert Singleton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Jane Singleton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Jane Farnsworth Averett, "Find A Grave Index"

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1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Utah, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Utah, Utah, United States

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and West Yorkshire):

habitational name from Singleton (Lancashire), probably from Old English scingol ‘shingle, wooden roof tile’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. Bearers of this surname are said to be descended from Ughtred de Sinleton, holder of lands in Amounderness wapentake (Lancashire) c. 1160–90. This name was first recorded in Ireland in 1308 and firmly established in Louth and Monaghan during the 17th century.

habitational name from Singleton (Sussex), probably from Old English sængel, sengel ‘bundle, tuft’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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Jane Singleton Biography

Jane was the only member of the Singleton children to remain a Mormon and spend the rest of her life in Utah. As the eldest of the children, being born in Nickbrig, Lancashire, England on January 23, …

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