February 1, 2012

The following is what happened before Reuben Manning Jolley and Sarah Pippen joined the church or moved to Nauvoo, Illinois. Not much is known about the early lives of any of the ten children before my ancestor’s migrated.  The following are early histories of the first seven children that were born near Dresden, Tennessee. Right now what I can offer my readers is the names birthdates, places and accounts of those that have passed in the early years before they joined the church and moved to Illinois.

·   William Jackson Jolley
o 8 Nov 1829
o Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee 
·   Washington Lafayette Jolley
o 14 May 1831
o Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee 
·   Caroline Carson Jolley
o 15 Nov 1832
o Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee 
·   Pelique Berry Jolley
o 16 Mar 1834
o Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee 
·   Mary Ann Jolley
o 13 Oct 1836
o Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee
o 8 Feb 1839
o Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee

Mary did not live in this world long. When she was around three years old she put her mouth over the spout of a boiling tea kettle. She died from the burns caused by this unfortunate event and was buried in Dresden, Tennessee on 10 Feb. 1839.
·   Sarah Ann Jolley
o 18 Dec 1837
o Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee
·   Francis Marion Jolley
o 9 Apr 1841
o Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee




2 comments:

  1. Part of the Camp family that I am now researching also ended up in Dresden before going on to Nauvoo and later to the SL valley.

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  2. What a tragic story about Mary Ann. I am sure that with their conversion to the gospel they felt peace with the knowledge of seeing their daughter again.

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