Asenath Slafter

18 August 1796–5 October 1867 (Age 71)
Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Asenath

When Asenath Slafter was born on 18 August 1796, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Eleazer Slafter, was 51 and her mother, Eunice Fenton, was 29. She married Josiah Janes on 6 December 1832, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 5 October 1867, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Josiah Janes
Asenath Slafter
Marriage: 6 December 1832
Elisha Janes
Elijah Janes
Henrietta Janes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 December 1832Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 4
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1802 · Brass is Discovered
    Age 6
    In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname "The Brass City." Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 23
    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. 

    Name Meaning

    English (Middlesex and Buckinghamshire): variant of Slater .

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

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    History of Asenath Slafter Janes

    HISTORY OF ASENATH SLAFTER JANES Researched, summarized, and compiled from various histories, recorded interviews, records, and personal knowledge By Clark L Cox Asenath Slafter was born in Mansfie …

    Sources (32)

    • Josiah Janes, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Aseneth Slafter in entry for Henrietta Janes Cox, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Ascenath Bent in household of Alvina Snow, "United States Census, 1860"

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