John Killian

25 April 1796–10 November 1858 (Age 62)
Lincolnton, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Killian was born on 25 April 1796, in Lincolnton, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States, his father, Philip Killian, was 30 and his mother, Mary Hoskins, was 23. He married Lydia Ann Hopper on 25 August 1818, in Howard, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1846. He registered for military service in 1852. He died on 10 November 1858, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Killian
Lydia Ann Hopper
Marriage: 25 August 1818
Mary Killian
George Killian
Thomas Killian
Letha Jane Killian
Nancy Elizabeth Killian
Franklin Killian
Josephine Almira Killian
Jacob Killian

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 August 1818Howard, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 4
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    Age 16
    Missouri Territory was organized from part of the Louisiana Territory on June 4, 1812.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 23
    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. 

    Name Meaning

    Irish: variant of Killeen .German and Dutch: variant of Kilian .

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

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    John Killian's History

    John Killian was born April 25, 1796 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. His father was Philip Killian and his mother was Mary Hoskings. Not much is known about John’s childhood. His family moved to M …

    Sources (45)

    • John Killion, "United States Census, 1830"
    • Killian in entry for Harriet Emma Busby, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Legacy NFS Source: John KILLIAN - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: John Killian

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