John Eames

29 December 1819–24 November 1869 (Age 49)
Orcop, Herefordshire, England

The Life Summary of John

When John Eames was born on 29 December 1819, in Orcop, Herefordshire, England, his father, Samuel Eames, was 29 and his mother, Nancy Ann Castree, was 23. He married Sarah Elizabeth Powell on 3 February 1843, in Garway, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851 and Radnorshire, Wales in 1861. He died on 24 November 1869, in Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Eames
Hannah Jenkins
Marriage: 17 May 1855
Mary Eames
George Eames
Elizabeth Eames
Emma Eames
William Eames
John Samuel Eames
Eli Eames
Samuel Thomas Eames Sr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 May 1855Garway Hill, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 12
    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 14
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English eme, eim ‘uncle’ (Old English ēam). Most of the modern variants of the surname have post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Biography of Hannah Jenkins Eames

    Biography of Hannah Jenkins Eames, emigrant pioneer 1868 By Maurine Clifford Hannah Jenkins was born 3 June 1832 in Crasswall, Herefordshire, England. She was the daughter of Henry Jenkins and A …

    Sources (41)

    • John Eames, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • John Ames in entry for Sarah Ann Carver, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Eames, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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