Jane Melling

17 January 1819–24 February 1861 (Age 42)
Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jane

When Jane Melling was born on 17 January 1819, in Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, John Melling, was 32 and her mother, Anne Jones, was 27. She married Dan Jones on 3 January 1837, in Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 24 February 1861, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dan Jones
Jane Melling
Marriage: 3 January 1837
Daughter Jones
John Madoc Jones
Emily Jones
Elizabeth Jones
Claudia Jones
James Jones
Dan J. Jones
Joseph Dan Jones
Willard Melling Jones

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1837Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (6)

    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.
    1820 · Making Land more affordable
    Age 1
    "The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from any of the places near Lancaster and near Liverpool. Both are probably so called from an Old English personal name Mealla + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas.Irish: variant of Mellon .German: habitational name from a place called Mellingen (see Mellinger ).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Letter from Jane Melling to Dan Jones

    JANE MELLING JONES Letter from Jane Melling Jones to Dan Jones Salt Lake City, September 1854 Published in Udgorn Seion 16 Dec 1854 Translated by Ron Dennis “Your children and I are alive and well …

    Sources (17)

    • Jane Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Jane in entry for Willard Melling Jones, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Jane Milling, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"

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