Emily Isabelle Chesley

16 May 1847–14 December 1867 (Age 20)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Emily Isabelle

When Emily Isabelle Chesley was born on 16 May 1847, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Alexander Philip Chesley, was 32 and her mother, Emily Haws, was 21. She died on 14 December 1867, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Alexander Philip Chesley
Emily Haws
Emily Isabelle Chesley
George Brisker Chesley
Francis Marion Chesley
Martha Madora Chesley
Richard Gilbert Chesley

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World Events (5)

Age 3
Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
Age 10
The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
Age 10
The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.

Name Meaning

English: from Chearsley (Buckinghamshire), early recorded as Cherdesle or Chardesleye.Possibly an Americanized form of German Schüssler (see Schuessler ).

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

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Sources (4)

  • Isabella Chesler in household of Emily Chesler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Izabel Chesltey in household of A P Chesltey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Emily Isabel Chesley, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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