Emily Jane Spinning

9 July 1814–1891 (Age 76)
Lee, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Emily Jane

When Emily Jane Spinning was born on 9 July 1814, in Lee, Oneida, New York, United States, her father, Nathaniel Spinning, was 25 and her mother, Mary Hawkins, was 27. She married William Orville Smith in February 1845, in Iowa, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1848 and lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died in 1891, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Orville Smith
Emily Jane Spinning
Marriage: February 1845
Olive Emily Smith
Nathaniel Smith
Abel Smith

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  • Marriage
    February 1845Iowa, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 13
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 22
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    North German: habitational name from any of the places called Sinning or Sinningen in northern Germany. There is also a place called Sinning in Bavaria, but this does not seem to have contributed to the surname to any significant extent.

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

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    Emily Jane Spinnings

    Born in 1814 in New York, Emily Jane Spinnings married William Orville Smith, and was one of the first settlers in Farmington, Deseret. She died there in 1891. This information is taken from “Pion …

    Sources (23)

    • Emily Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Emily J. Spinnage in entry for Abel Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Emilie Simmons, "United States Census, 1880"

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