Phoebe Spiers

12 April 1826–7 April 1906 (Age 79)
Bloomfield, Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Phoebe

When Phoebe Spiers was born on 12 April 1826, in Bloomfield, Essex, New Jersey, United States, her father, Garret F. Speer, was 31 and her mother, Jane Sigler, was 29. She married William Boyce on 8 March 1848, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 7 April 1906, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Boyce
Phoebe Spiers
Marriage: 8 March 1848
Mary Ellen Boyce
Sarah Boyce
William Spiers Boyce
Ann Elizabeth Boyce
Emmeretta Boyce
Thomas Henry Boyce
George Alma Boyce
Erastus Moroni Boyce
Franklin Edward Boyce
Mary Emma Boyce

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 March 1848Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    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.
    Age 7
    The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.
    1848 · Early Settlers
    Age 22
    The earliest settlers housed themselves in a dugout in a hillside. The first families settled in the South Cottonwood area during the fall of 1848. These families settled near Little Cottonwood Creek and Big Cottonwood Creek which made it easy to water animals and crops. Nearly twenty families were living in South Cottonwood in 1860's. The area was surveyed by Amasa M. Lyman and divided into one-mile square areas. These were then subdivided into 10 acre plots per family. The first to settle the area included William Crosby, James M. Flake, Daniel Clark, John Brown, John Tanner and sons, Nathan and Sidney, along with Daniel Thomas. The earliest houses were built out of logs and adobe. Time was spent farming and herding. For fun, some spent time riding broncos, fishing, hunting, or dancing to an accordion. The area was crawling with wildlife such as blackbirds, mockingbirds, skunks, minks, badgers, and wolves.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: variant of Spier , with post-medieval excrescent -s.German: variant of Spier 4.

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

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    William Boyce History

    WILLIAM BOYCE HISTORY William Boyce was born September 23, 1824 in Canandaigua, New York. His parents were George and Ann Geldard Boyes. Little is known of his boyhood days but it is supposed that …

    Sources (44)

    • Phebe Boise in household of William Boise, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Phebe in entry for Mary Ellen Byce, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Phebe Boyce in household of William Boyce, "United States Census, 1850"

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