Jane Jolley (1841 - 1919) Profile

Jane Jolley

Jane crossed the Atlantic on the ship Windermere in 1854 with her parents (William and Comfort) and a sister (also named Comfort.)  On the ship manifest the family surname is spelled "Jelly" as it is in the records of the Perpetual Emigrating Fund.  Jane's father died of cholera on 14 May 1854, before the family embarked across the plains so the remaining family members traveled on without him.  Secondary sources say they traveled with the Daniel Garn Company but this must be verified by a primary source. The first documentation to place Jane in Utah is her re-baptism at Salt Lake City on 22 October 1854.  She married Richard Godfrey in Utah and at the time of the 1856 Utah Territorial Census they were living in Weber County.  The 1900 federal census confirms that Jane emigrated in 1854.   Further research is needed to determine the name of the company with which she crossed the plains.

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Jane Jolley (1841 - 1919) Profile
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