Belana Pulsipher

9 January 1829–26 July 1859 (Age 30)
Stratford, Fulton, New York, United States

The Life of Belana

When Belana Pulsipher was born on 9 January 1829, in Stratford, Fulton, New York, United States, her father, Elias Pulsipher, was 23 and her mother, Polly Chubbuck, was 19. She married Horace Burgess about 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 26 July 1859, in East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Shirts
Belana Pulsipher
Marriage: 2 October 1851
Elsie Shirts
Peter Shurtz Jr
Eliza Jane Shirts

Spouse and Children

2 October 1851
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (4)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 17

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Pulsifer .

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

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History of Belana Pulsipher

Belana Pulsipher was born 9 Jan 1829, daughter of Elias and Polly Cubbuck Pulsipher (Descendants and ancestors by Arlene Hemsley, FHL Film #1597677). Reference is made to Belana Pulsipher's marriage …

Sources (3)

  • Belinda Palsipher, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"
  • Belinda Palsipher, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"
  • Belanie Pulsifer in entry for Eliza J Rawlings, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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