Jeremiah Russell Willey

17 February 1847–26 January 1905 (Age 57)
Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Jeremiah Russell

When Jeremiah Russell Willey was born on 17 February 1847, in Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, his father, Jeremiah Willey, was 42 and his mother, Samantha Call, was 32. He married Annie Roberts on 14 March 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. He lived in Sessions Settlement, Davis, Utah, United States in 1860 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930. He died on 26 January 1905, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Russell Willey
1847–1905
Annie Roberts
1851–1930
Marriage: 14 March 1868
Jeremiah Russell Willey
1869–1869
Annie Everington Willey
1870–1960
Samantha Audrey Willey
1872–1950
Mary May Willey
1874–1950
Sarah Louisa Willey
1877–1936
Rose Byrnina Willey
1881–1911
Lorena Willey
1884–1955
LaVaun Willey
1887–1909
Myrtle Willey
1891–1975

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 March 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1850
    Age 3
    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
    1854
    Age 7
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
    1863
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: from a pet form of the personal name Will , a short form of William . In some instances a variant of Wiley .Americanized form of Swiss German Willi .History: Isaac Willey is recorded in Boston, MA, in 1640, and went on to be one of the founders of New London, CT. His descendent Samuel Hopkins Willey (1821–1914) was one of the founders of the College of California at Berkeley in 1860.

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

    Possible Related Names

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    Story Highlight

    Life story of David Orson Willey

    Life Story of David Orson Willey David Orson Willey was born September 26, 1849 to Jeremiah Willey and Samantha Call Willey at Mosquito Creek, Potawatomi County, Iowa. He was born at a time and pl …

    Sources (32)

    • Jed Willey in entry for Mary Willey, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Jeremiah Willey in household of Jeramiah Willey, "United States Census, 1850"
    • J R Willey in entry for George Bartlett and La Rene Bryson, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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