Jane Adams (Durrant)

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Jane Adams (Durrant)

Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England
Death: Died in Porterville, Morgan, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Porterville, Morgan, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Durrant and Phoebe Durrant (Hoar)
Wife of Thomas S. Adams
Sister of James Durrant; Sarah Durrant; Mary Ann Durrant; Hannah Durrant; Eliza Ursenbach (Durrant) and 5 others

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About Jane Adams (Durrant)

History of Jane Durrant & Thomas Adams by Edna E. Carter Butters:

Jane Durrant was the 6th child of William Durrant and Phebe Hoar, born 3 dec 1846 in Deanshanger,Northampton, England. She received but a very limited education in England, most of which was taught in a private home. At the age of 9 yrs, she was put to work at the lace making trade. They made the lace ona pilow about 2 ft long and about 3 ft in circumference. Four or five girls would usually work in one room, each having a different pattern. An instructor helped them until they learned the trade. An agent would come and but up the lace that was ready,and the price they received was according to the pattern and how much work they put into it. There were no social activities for girls of Janes age, soa group would gather at her home and her father would play a tin whistle and teach the girls how to step dance. That is how Jane came to be such a good step dancer. She was also a soprano singer. About 1848 the LDS missionaries came to their home and began preaching the very strange and new doctrine to them, which they accepted as the truth and Janes parents were baptized intothe Church 23 apr 1850. Jane was later baptized 4 Jun 1855. During the following yrs the whole family worked hard, sacrificed much and saved what moneythey could, and they finally raised enough to send Jane to Utah. She was very trustworthy and they wanted her to be here in Utah to look after the others as they could afford to come. She left her home 5 may 1866 for London, E ngland. From there she sailed on the S.S. Caroline to America. There were 389 Saints aboard. After 37 days they landed in New York, 11 jun 1866. From here they traveled by steamboat and railway to the eastern border of Wyoming, which was the terminal of the railroad at this time. Thomas Adams and Jane Durrant were married 18 dec 1866 in Porterville, Utah and this is where they settled, building a small log house. They worked very hard together clearing land on which to raise crops. Thomas worked where ever he could to make a living.Here they were blessed with their first 2 cildren, Sarah Jane and Minnie Lovina. Thomas and Jane were sealed in the Endowment House 9 nov 1868 before the second child was born. In 1870 they moved to Meado Creek, Millard Co. Utah where most of the Adams family had moved. They were not very sucessful as theclimate was hot and dry, so they moved back to Porterville, bought a new farm, and lived there until their death. Here 4 more children were born to them. As the family grew, th ey needed a larger home, they built a brick home which is stilll being used today. Here they raised their family and every child was taught love and respec t for each other and for their parents. All of them shared the tasks and worked together very well. At one time, Thomas was digging a well for John H. Rich of Richville, when it caved in on him, covering him with 17 ft of dirt and rocks for 3 hrs. With the help of friend and neighbors he was rescued and lived. They all felt that through their great faith and prayers his life was spared. Jane worked in the Relief Society and was a counselor for a long time. She mad e lots of lace and took several prizes at the State Fair. She also received pri zes for her step dancing. 1880 West Porterville, Morgan co. Utah Census p 51 7B:confirms date/place of birth They lived a very good and happy life together on their farm, until one day Thomas met with a very bad accident and died a short time later on 29 oct 1911 at Porterville. He was laid to rest in the Porterville Cemetary. Sometime after the death of Thomas, Jane sold the farm to her youngest son and moved into a smaller house. Here she lived for many yrs alone. She passed away 11 apr 1935 at the age of 89, and was buried beside Thomas.



Porterville Cemetery


Morgan County

Utah, USA

Plot: K/21

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Jane Adams (Durrant)'s Timeline

December 3, 1846
Deanshanger, Northamptonshire, England
April 11, 1935
Age 88
Porterville, Morgan, Utah, United States
April 14, 1935
Age 88
Porterville, Morgan, Utah, United States