Cornelia Jane Espy

4 February 1820–2 September 1852 (Age 32)
Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Cornelia Jane

When Cornelia Jane Espy was born on 4 February 1820, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Espey, was 37 and her mother, Lucinda Overall, was 28. She married Seth Millington Blair on 7 December 1837, in Hales Point, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 2 September 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Seth Millington Blair
Cornelia Jane Espy
Marriage: 7 December 1837
William Jordan Blair
Phebe Blair
Benjamin Blair
Amanda Jane Blair
Seth Millington Blair Jr.
Ellen Cornelia Blair
Preston Alonzo Blair
Ezekial Blair
Abinadab Blair

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 December 1837Hales Point, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 5
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 10
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (western Scotland): from a shortened form of Gillespie .French: topographic name for someone living near a prominent thorn bush or in an area characterized by such vegetation, from Old French espine (from Latin spina). Occasionally the name may derive from the same word used in a transferred sense of the crest or ridge of a hill.In some cases also an altered form of German Espey .

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

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    Sources (26)

    • Cornelia Blair in household of Seth M Blair, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Jane in entry for Seth M Blair, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

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