Matilda Hollis

1831–12 May 1901 (Age 70)
England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Matilda

When Matilda Hollis was born in 1831, in England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Hollis, was 18 and her mother, Alice Shaedstry, was 18. She married John Marchant about 1849, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Judicial Township 2, Amador, California, United States in 1860 and Alabama Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1880. She died on 12 May 1901, in Ione, Amador, California, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Ione, Amador, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Marchant
Matilda Hollis
Marriage: about 1849
Elizabeth M Marchant
Alice H. Marchant
Thomas Hollis Marchant
Sarah Catharine Marchant
Mary Jane Marchant
William Marchant
Henry Marchant
Martha Matilda Marchant

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1849Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1831 · Dedication of Jackson County
    Age 0
    In August 1831, Latter-day Saint Sidney Rigdon dedicated Jackson County, Missouri, for the gathering place of Zion.
    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.
    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 26
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.

    Name Meaning

    English (Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) holly or holly trees’, from Middle English holi(e), holin (Old English holegn, holen). Compare Hollen and Holley 3.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Matilda Hollis in entry for Thos. H. Marchant, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Matilda Marchant in household of Johe Marchant, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Malilda Steele in household of John Steele, "United States Census, 1880"

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