William W. Quinn

31 January 1806–1862 (Age 55)
Grouville, Jersey

The Life Summary of William W.

When William W. Quinn was born on 31 January 1806, in Grouville, Jersey, his father, Robert Quinn, was 27 and his mother, Ann Napier, was 22. He married Mary Ann Hosking on 6 July 1833, in St Saviour, Jersey. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. He died in 1862, in Utah, United States, at the age of 56.

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William W. Quinn
Mary Ann Hosking
Marriage: 6 July 1833
William Robert Quinn
Mary Ann Quinn
John Quinn
Harriet Quinn
Elizabeth Quinn
George Quinn
Selina Quinn
Isabelle Quinn
Joseph Hyrum Quinn

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  • Marriage
    6 July 1833St Saviour, Jersey
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    World Events (7)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 6
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 15
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Kieran, Conor, Declan, Dermot, Fionnuala, Aidan, Aileen, Brigid, Donovan, Eamon, Jarlath.shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinn, earlier spelled Ó Cuinn, ‘descendant of Conn’, a personal name meaning ‘wisdom’ or ‘chief’ (see O'Quinn ). This is the name of several families in Ulster and counties Clare, Longford, and Mayo.shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinne ‘descendant of Coinne’, a personal name which may be a variant of Coinneach (see also McKenzie ). This is an Ulster surname, a sept deriving from Eoghan, son of Niall Naoighiallach, from whom Tyrone is named. In most cases the Anglicized forms cannot be distinguished from sense 1 above, although final -e may have been intended as syllabic.

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

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    The Quinn Family History

    William Quinn was born on January 3, 1806 in Grouville, Jersey, Channel Isles to Robert Quinn and Ann Napier. Mary Ann was born January 29, 1807 in South Molton, Devon, England to John Hosking and A …

    Sources (31)

    • William Queen, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Wm. Quinn in entry for George Quinn, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William Quinn, "United States Census, 1860"

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