Louisa Whitaker

28 February 1825–12 April 1909 (Age 84)
Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Louisa

When Louisa Whitaker was born on 28 February 1825, in Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, James Whitaker Sr., was 19 and her mother, Melinda Fishel, was 19. She married Harmon Dudley Pierson on 31 August 1848, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850 and Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 12 April 1909, in Plymouth, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Willard City Cemetery, Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Harmon Dudley Pierson
Louisa Whitaker
Marriage: 31 August 1848
Matilda Pierson
Charles Daniel Pierson
James Heber Pierson
William Lester Pierson
Parley Leander Pierson
Martha Louisa Pierson
Margaret Melinda Pierson
Minerva Ann Pierson
Heman Willford Pierson
Samuel Levi Pierson
Solomon Matthew Pierson
Gilbert Harrison Pierson

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    31 August 1848Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    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.
    1830 · Trail of Tears
    Age 5
    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
    Age 25
    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

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Whitacre in Warwickshire or High Whitaker in Lancashire, both of whose names derive from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + æcer ‘field’. The name may also be derived from Wheatacre in Norfolk or Whiteacre in Waltham (Kent), both of which derive from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘field’. Compare Whittaker .

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

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    History of James Whitaker and Melinda Fischel

    History of James Whitaker and Melinda Fischel by Lorah J.W. N. Beeks James Whitaker, son of William Whitaker and Mary Canada, was of southern blood, born 14 May 1805 in Buncombe co., North Carolina, …

    Sources (43)

    • Louisa Persons in household of Harman D Persons, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Louisa Whitaker in entry for Parley L. Pierson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Louisa Persons in household of Harmon Persons, "United States Census, 1870"

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