Abigail Woolsey

22 March 1844–29 May 1884 (Age 40)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Abigail

When Abigail Woolsey was born on 22 March 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Thomas Woolsey, was 38 and her mother, Mary Burrell, was 30. She married Peter Jensen Marker on 2 January 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 29 May 1884, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Manti Cemetery, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Peter Jensen Marker
Abigail Woolsey
Marriage: 2 January 1863
Peter Jensen Marker
Thomas Woolsey Marker
James Peterson Marker
Abigail "Abbie" Marker
Andrew Reuben Marker
John Franklin Marker
Mary Ellen Marker

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 1
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 13
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Norfolk): from the Middle English personal name Wulsy (Old English Wulfsige, from wulf ‘wolf’ + sige ‘victory’). The personal name was common in Suffolk, where it gave rise to the surname of Henry VIII's minister Cardinal Wolsey.History: George Woolsey came to New Amsterdam in New Netherland (now New York City, NY) from England via the Netherlands in 1623.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Malinda A Woolsey in household of Catherine Woolsey, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Abbigal Woolsey in entry for Andrew Ruben Marker, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Abigail Wooley in household of Thomas Wooley, "United States Census, 1850"

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