Ann Catherine Chestnut

11 April 1844–27 March 1863 (Age 18)
Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Ann Catherine

Ann Catherine Chestnut was born on 11 April 1844, in Missouri, United States. She married George Washington Adair on 8 November 1858, in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 27 March 1863, in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Washington City Cemetery, Washington, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Adair
Ann Catherine Chestnut
Marriage: 8 November 1858
George Washington Adair
Jemima Ann Adair

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1858Washington, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (3)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 16
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire) and northern Irish: altered form of Chesney , shortened from McChesney . Its assimilation to the English word chestnut is due to folk etymology, the word itself being first recorded in 1519. The surname was probably taken to Ireland at the time of the 17th-century Plantation of Ulster.English (Norfolk): probably a variant of Chestney (see Chaney ), altered by folk etymological association with the word chestnut.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Another version (summary) of Ann Catherine Chestnut's story

    Version of Chestnut children Story summarized by Don and Carolyn Smith from my notes and other family stories: "Ann Catherine was born about 1844. When she was about 6 years old, traveling west with h …

    Sources (9)

    • Ann Adair in household of Geo W Adair, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Chestnut in entry for Jamima Ann Hales, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Ann Chesnut, "Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900"

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