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Eliza Jane Huff (Adamson)

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Perry Township, Wayne County, Indiana, United States
Death: August 12, 1897 (74)
Huntington, Emery County, Utah Territory, USA
Place of Burial: Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Isaac Adamson and Nancy Garner
Wife of Moses Trader Shepherd; Stephen Markham and Joseph Huff
Mother of John Mack Shepherd; Priscilla Ann Barney; William Cummins Riley Shepherd; Nancy Shepherd; Aaron Adamson Shepherd and 7 others
Sister of Henry Riley Adamson; Priscilla Adamson; William Adamson; Aaron Adamson and James Adamson

Managed by: Amanda Dawn Fairbanks (Telford)
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About Eliza Jane Huff

DESCRIPTION: Life Story: "...She was tall with black hair and dark eyes and was undoubtedly very beautiful as were her daughters...Eliza Jane was a good sport, and I am sure her sense of humor was helpful through it all (polygamy)...She had a pleasant personality but was known to scold quite a bit. If her family was together and someone would start scolding, someone else would say, You sound just like Grandma Shepherd.'...She was a large woman and her care (after her stroke) was not easy for those who waited on her. She stayed in various homes for a few months at a time..."

OCCUPATION: Life Story: "... (After Moses died) She kept cows and milked, selling the milk and butter or trading them for the things she needed. She also sold medicine for home use, made herbs, etc. She had many home remedies for most kinds of illnesses and was often called upon by her neighbors when sickness came to their homes...Eliza Jane left Mr. Huff (her third husband) and moved in with her son and children to help out (after the death of their mother, Eliza Ann Job Shepherd)...Hannah remembers that her grandmother was a good cook and took delight in making the many good dishes she knew how to prepare. She made her own sauerkraut and in the summer always had a crock of homemade beer out by the well..."

DEATH: Life Story: "...About four years before her death, Eliza Jane suffered a paralytic stroke. Hannah (Aaron's daughter) came home from school one day and went into the bed and found her unable to move or speak. She had lain down for an afternoon rest when she was stricken. It was three days before she regained her speech. She slowly regained her strength and with some assistance she could get from the bed into a chair and sit for a few hours. Many times she tried, with the aid of a cane, to stand, hoping she might be able to walk again, but she never was able to do so. This illness was most certainly the berrerest trial of her life. She often said that it was harder to take than anything that happened previously in her life...It was during her last visit with Eliza Jane (her daughter) that she passed away, 12 Aug 1897. Her body was taken and shipped by train to Spanish Fork where services were held and she was buried in the Spanish Fork Cemetery."

Information submitted by Rosemary Nyman, November 22, 2008.

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Eliza Jane Huff's Timeline

August 31, 1822
Perry Township, Wayne County, Indiana, United States
December 30, 1840
Age 18
Delaware County, Indiana
May 4, 1842
Age 19
Mt. Pleasant, Delaware County, Indiana, United States
April 1, 1844
Age 21
Delaware County, Indiana
December 17, 1846
Age 24
Age 24
Iowa, USA
August 9, 1849
Age 26
Kanesville (Now, Pottawattamie, IA
July 21, 1852
Age 29
On The Plains
November 17, 1852
Age 30