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Jane Lindsay (Parrish)

Birthplace: Kittley, Leeds, Ontario, Canada
Death: Died in Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming, USA
Place of Burial: Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Samuel Parrish and Frances "Fanny" Dack Parrish
Wife of Ephraim Myers Lindsay
Mother of David Ephraim Lindsay; John Edwin Lindsay; Samuel Lindsay and William Joel Lindsay
Sister of Joel Parrish; Priscilla Roundy; Lydia Adeline Codde; Mary Pollock and Sarah Ellsworth

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About Jane Lindsay

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Birth: Sep. 17, 1825, Canada

Death: Nov. 18, 1919 Wyoming, USA

daughter of Fanny Dack & Samuel Parrish, married Ephraim M. Lindsay

Jane Parish was born 18 Oct 1825 in Leeds, Kittley, Canada to Fannie Dack and Samuel Parish. She had 3 older sisters Sarah, Mary and Lydia and a younger brother Joel and younger sister Priscilla. The family moved to Lizepell and lived there six years. Jane‘s family was of the Quaker faith.

Jane has many memories of spinning wool for dresses and weaving straw for hats. The family moved in 1839 to Scott county, Illinois. The Mormon elders taught the family and they were baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and moved in about 1841 to Nauvoo, Illinois.

When Jane was 19 years old she married Ephraim Lindsay on 22 January 1843 in Nauvoo, Illinois. They left Nauvoo in 1847 and went to Pisgah, Iowa. Then in 1849 to Council Bluff, Iowa.

They arrived in Salt Lake City Valley in 1852. They first went to Centerville where Jane's parents were. They stayed there 1 ½ years. Then they went to Kaysville where they lived 3 years. Then to Brigham City where they lived 18 years. Then they moved with others to Bennington, Idaho. Jane lived in Bennington 21 years. Here her husband, Ephraim died on 4 May 1901.

Jane had 9 children, David Ephraim, who was born 20 November 1845, in Nauvoo, killed in a avalanche in 1907. Then came Thomas Warren who was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 20 July 1848, died in 1850 and is buried in Council Bluff. John Edwin born 5 Feb 1851 in Council Bluffs, Iowa and died just before they left to come west in 1852. A son Samuel Parrish was born 3 Feb 1853 Centerville, Utah died in 1863. In Kaysville two children were born to Jane a son William Joel on the 23 June 1855, he died in 1915 and a daughter Rachel Virginia on the 30 June 1860. In Brigham City, Utah two sons were born to them James Harvey on 7 Apr 1862 and Charles Parish on 3 Feb 1866, he died in 1894.

After a while Jane left Bennington, Idaho, and went to Byron, Wyoming to be near her two sons David and Harvey, leaving son Joel and family in Idaho and Rachel in Salt Lake. Harvey made Jane a nice little home close to his. She had a log cabin, beautiful orchard of fruit trees and berries. Jane's daughter Rachel came in the year 1908, to live with her. Jane spent many hours making quilts.

At the time of her death only two children survive her, Rachel and Harvey. Jane Parish Lindsay died 26 November 1919 in Byron, Wyoming. She is laid to rest in the Byron Cemetery.

Family links:

  • Samuel Parrish (1798 - 1873)
  • Frances Dack Parrish (1795 - 1851)
  • Ephriam Myers Lindsay (1820 - 1901)*
  • David Ephraim Lindsay (1845 - 1907)*
  • William Joel Lindsay (1855 - 1915)*
  • Rachel Virginia Lindsay (1860 - 1933)*
  • James Harvey Lindsay (1862 - 1947)*
  • Charles Parrish Lindsay (1866 - 1894)*

Burial: Byron Cemetery Byron Big Horn County Wyoming, USA Plot: Block F Lot 3 Grave 7

Created by: Cindy C. Record added: Nov 22, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 31623688

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Jane Lindsay's Timeline

October 17, 1825
Kittley, Leeds, Ontario, Canada
November 20, 1845
Age 20
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA
July 20, 1848
Age 22
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, USA
February 3, 1853
Age 27
Centerville, Davis, Utah Territory, USA
June 23, 1855
Age 29
Kaysville, Davis, Utah Territory, USA
November 23, 1919
Age 94
Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming, USA
Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming, USA