Elizabeth Jane Yount

20 November 1853–March 1893 (Age 39)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Jane

When Elizabeth Jane Yount was born on 20 November 1853, in Tennessee, United States, her father, John Henry Yount, was 29 and her mother, Sarah K Fry, was 23. She married Joshua Joseph Wheeler on 22 September 1872, in Independence, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Batesville, Independence, Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Independence, Arkansas, United States in 1872. She died in March 1893, at the age of 39.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Joseph Wheeler
Elizabeth Jane Yount
Marriage: 22 September 1872
Maud Wheeler
Jane Emma Wheeler
Annie Margaret Wheeler
Edward Clate Wheeler
Florence Pearl Wheeler
C. F. Wheeler

Spouse and Children

22 September 1872
Independence, Arkansas, United States


    Maud Wheeler


    Jane Emma Wheeler




    Florence Pearl Wheeler


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Mary Catherine Yount


    Peter Andrew Yount



    Thomas Nicholas Yount



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 8

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 9

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1864 · Skirmish at Benton

Age 11

Confederate forces in Arkansas began an invasion of Missouri, while other Confederate sources probed the line around Little Rock. On July  6, 1864 the fourth Arkansas Cavalry tried to break the line around Little Rock one soldier was killed, eight were wounded, three went missing from the Union side and four were killed and six wounded from the Confederate side.

Name Meaning

French (Alsace): probably a French altered form of Dutch or German Janz or of German Jund, a metronymic from the female personal name Jutta.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Yent in household of John H Yent, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth J Yount in household of John H Yount, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth J Young, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"

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