Jane Clotilda Marsh

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PIONEER WOMEN OF FAITH AND FORTITUDE, Vol. III M to R; Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Page 2385-2386. :

Jane Clotilda Marsh Pettingill:

Birthdate: 7 June 1828; Randolph, Catarragus, New York

Death: 6 June 1904; Willard, Box Elder Co., Utah

Parenst: Josiah Marsh; Sally Powell

Pioneer: 1852; Company unknown

Spouse: Elihu U. Pettingill

Married: 26 Oct., 1849; Council Bluffs, Iowa

Death: 4 April 1899; Wullard, Box Elder Co., Utah


John Christopher, 30 Aug 1850

Paulina Clarissa, 26 Sep 1851

Elihu Ulysses, 6 Mar 1853

Eliza Jane, 13 Sep 1854

Josiah Joseph, 24 Jan 1856

Sarah Clarinda, 15 Jun 1857

Clotilda Sally, 13 May 1859

Orinda Hannah, 20 Jan 1861

Emma Maria, 20 Apr 1862

Susan Elvina, 10 Feb 1864

Mary Amelia, 16 Jan 1866

Ida Melissa, 28 Oct 1867 (twin)

Ada Cirisca, 28 Oct 1867 (twin)

Almeda, 28 Sep 1869

Harriet Rosetta, 6 Oct 1871

   Jane Clotilda was born in New York State in 1828. She married Elihu Ulysses Pettingill in 1849 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. They had two children when they crossed the Plains in 1852, but all in all she was the mother of fifteen children, three boys and twelve girls.
   The family lived in Bountiful for three years, Ogden for two years, then in 1856 they moved to Willard in Box Elder County where they purchased a farm.
   Jane never turned a hungry person away, and her door was always open to the homeless. Besides her own family she reared a number of orphans to man and womanhood.
   Jane never knew what it was like to have plenty. With such a large family, clothing was often scarce. She cut up her wedding dress and underskirt to make baby clothes. She could put a patch on clothing as nice as any tailor. She seemed to have the gift of healing by just rubbing the pain from a person's body.
   Jane's husband passed away in 1899, leaving her alone since her children were married. She passed away in 1904 of pneumonia at her home in Willard, Utah, leaving a posterity of ten living children, ninety-eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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Jane Clotilda Marsh's Timeline

June 7, 1828
Randolph, Cattaraugus, NY
August 30, 1850
Age 22
Kansville, Cass, IA
September 26, 1851
Age 23
Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
March 6, 1853
Age 24
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
September 13, 1854
Age 26
Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, United States
January 24, 1856
Age 27
Ogden, Weber, UT
June 15, 1857
Age 29
Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States
Age 30
January 20, 1861
Age 32
Willard, Box Elder County, Utah Territory, United States