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 Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 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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Jeremiah Russell Willey
Annie Roberts
Marriage: 14 March 1868
Jeremiah Russell Willey
Annie Everington Willey
Samantha Audrey Willey
Mary May Willey
Sarah Louisa Willey
Rose Byrnina Willey
Lorena Willey
LaVaun Willey
Myrtle Willey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 March 1868Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Davis, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Davis, Utah, United States
    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 This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
    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.

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    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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