Mary Jane Dilworth

Female29 July 1831–6 June 1877

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Dilworth was born on 29 July 1831, in Uwchlan Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Caleb Dilworth, was 47 and her mother, Eliza Wollerton, was 37. She married Francis Asbury Hammond on 17 November 1848, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 6 June 1877, in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Asbury Hammond
Mary Jane Dilworth
Marriage: 17 November 1848
Francis Asbury Hammond Jr
Samuel Smith Hammond
Fletcher Bartlett Hammond
Mary Moiselle Hammond
George Albert Hammond
William Edmund Hammond
Lizzie Fontella Hammond
Eliza Dilworth Hammond
Joseph Heber Hammond
Luella Adelaide Hammond
Maybell Ophelia Hammond
Amelia May Hammond

Sources (75)

  • Mary J Hammond in household of Francis A Hammond, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Jane Dilworth in entry for Daniel P Thomas and Maybell Fielding, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Mary J. Dilsworth in entry for Maybelle H. Fielding, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 November 1848Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 1

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 5

    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.


    Age 15

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

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from Dilworth in Lancashire, named from Old English dile ‘dill’ (a medicinal and culinary herb) + worth ‘enclosure’.

    Irish (Tyrone): English surname adopted by bearers of the Gaelic name Ó Dubhluachra ‘descendant of Dubhluachra’, a compound of dubh ‘black’ + luachair ‘rushes’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Story of Mary Jane Dilworth by Lois Beach Kingston daughter of Adelaide Fontella Hammond Beach

    Mary Jane Dilworth Mary Jane Dilworth, daughter of Caleb Dilworth and Eliza Wollerton, arrived in Utah October 2, 1847, with the second company of Pioneers. While crossing the plains, she, with …

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