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 Jane Knox Chestnut

Jane Knox Chestnut

Death 12 Apr 1919 (aged 65)
Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA
Burial Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA
Plot B-9-8
Memorial ID 69019 · View Source
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FATHER: James W. Knox (1826- ? )
MOTHER: Grace Mc Donald (1830- ? )

SPOUSE: William Chestnut
Married: Scotland.

In the fourth company of the season:
Age: 38
Occupation: Matron
Origin: Glasgow, England (Scotland?)
Departed: 29 August 1885 Liverpool, England
Arrived: 9 September 1885 in Castle Garden, New York.
This ship arrived in the Harbor on the evening of
Sept. 8. in the morning they were in Castle Garden. The same day they railed toward Utah.
Destination: Ogden Passenger.
. Arrived in Salt Lake City 14 Sept 1885
I have found no evidence that her parents came to the States. But Jane has two sisters that did.
Euphemia Knox Chesnut. 1835-1875
Grace Knox Chesnut Prows Chesnut 1852-1930.
My Great Great Grandmother.

Euphemia married Henry Chesnut before comeing to the States and on to Utah. The entire time she was married to Henry, she was his only wife. She lost three of her four children with in a year of her own death.

In 1879 Grace travelled from Scotland to Utah, to become the plural wife of Henry Chesnut. She was one of three. Henry was apparently not a prince and the two plural wives divorced him. In 1887 the only wife that stuck, died on their way to Mexico leaving him alone.

Grace married Alvin Prows about 1882. He was a long time bachlor, but he married and made a home for Grace and my Great Grandpa. They had no other children. Alvin Prows died about 1894 in Milliard County Utah. Grace returned to Mexico and legally married Henry Chesnut as his only wife.

The reason I am stating her sister's history and not her own, is because if I had not read the history of Alvin Prows searching for information on my GGGrandmother or her only child, I would not have known about Jane or William Chesnut.
They were Chesnut's I found in Millard County Census, I was keeping in the back of my mind, while I was researching my Chesnut line. I did not know where they fit.
In Alvin's history, written by a neice because he had no children of his blood, I found a paragraph that mentioned 'his wife's sister Jane and her husband William Chesnut, had arrived from Scotland in 1885. They had no children of their own, so Alvin gave them a corner of his land and the church built a home for them. They lived in this house the rest of their days."

Had it not been for the very thoughtful niece to write a history on Uncle Alvin, I may never have learned about William and Jane Knox Chesnut. I knew William was connected somewhere. I had no idea Jane had her connection as well.
Notice they spell Chestnut. My line spells it Chesnut.

When your line ends with you, Who will remember you in one hundred years?

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Record added: Feb 02, 2000
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Gravesite Details BMR, p. 539; Destination: Ogden Passenger, #15