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Kent, England, Genealogy Pages Minnie Winifred Bodeker born Faversham 1893

 1796 - 1883

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  • Suffix  BROWNING 
    Birth  5 Apr 1796  Hernhill, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  28 Apr 1883  Woodland, Utah, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I7551  Young Family Kent Ancestry
    Last Modified  09 Sep 2006 09:11:37 
    Family 1  William Lewington JEMMETT, b. 24 Feb 1811, Faversham, Kent, England  
    >1. William Henry JEMMETT, b. 24 Aug 1835, Preston-Faversham, Kent, England
     2. Henry George JEMMETT, c. 23 Oct 1842 (born circa 1838), Preston-next-Faversham, Kent, England
    >3. Julia Jane JEMMETT, c. 23 Oct 1842 (born circa 1841), Preston-next-Faversham, Kent, England
     4. Rosanna Catherine JEMMETT, c. 23 Oct 1842 (born circa 1843), Preston-next-Faversham, Kent, England
    Family ID  F2223  Group Sheet
    Family 2  Nicholas MEARS 
     1. Mary Ann MEARS, b. 20 Feb 1815, Ashford, England
     2. Sarah Elizabeth MEARS, b. 1817
     3. Cornelia, MEARS, b. 4 Nov 1819, Canterbury, Kent
     4. Frances Ann MEARS, b. 5 Mar 1821, Sandwich, Kent
     5. Amelia, MEARS, b. 1823, Ashford, Kent
     6. Charlotte, MEARS, b. Apr 1824, Faversham, Kent
     7. Isabella, MEARS, b. 28 Nov 1825
     8. Edward MEARS, b. 7 Mar 1828, Faversham, Kent
     9. Elizabeth, MEARS, b. 17 Dec 1831, Preston, Kent
    Family ID  F2356  Group Sheet
  • Notes 
    • Biography of Mary Ann Browning, by Jim DeVore

      Mary Ann Browning was born on April 3rd in the Year of Our Lord Seventeen Hundred and Ninety-Seven. Her birthplace was at Hernhill, Kent, England. She was born during the reign of king George III.
      When she was 16 years old and was married to Nicholas Mears and later they became the parents of eight children. Her husband Nicholas was a Constable and when he was just 33 years old he was killed in a riot called the Battle of Bosenden Wood.
      Later She married again. Her new husband's name was William Lewington Jemmett. At the time of their marriage he was 23 years old and she was 37 years old. She was 14 years older than William. He became the step-father of her 8 children and later they had five children of their own. Their names were William George, Henry George, Edward, Julia Jane, and Rosina Kathleen.
      Mary Ann was baptized into the LDS Churches when she was 52 years old. For a time the LDS Mission Home was at her home. Her husband was a pious man and a strict observer of the Sabbath Day.
      In 1857 her son William Henry became the first of her family to immigrate to America. He settled in St. Louis Mo. Julia Jane left for America in 1852. When she came to leave her father hugged her and said: “Julia, if it were not for the gospel’s sake, and I didn't know we would meet again somewhere I could never stand this parting." This was the last time they were to ever see each other in this world. William Lewington died two years later when his boat was blown up on the Thames River. William had been the master of a sailing barge named the "Good Design” His occupation was mainly that of an oyster dredger. His boat also hauled freight and on his last trip it was hauling gun powder.
      That night when he did not come home Mary Ann thought she heard his little dog scratching at the door she went to check, but there was no dog there. She had a feeling something had happened, and soon the terrible news was brought to her that her husband was killed when his boat was exploded by the gun powder on board. His little dog who would have been with him, also never came home again.
      One year after William died Mary Ann decided to journey to America. By this time her son Henry George was also there. In the year 1865 when Mary Ann was 68 years old she and
      her daughter , Rosina Kathleen, set sail for America. They sailed on the ship “Bell Wood” out of Liverpool.
      They came to America the year the Civil War ended. Rosina and Mary Ann traveled across the planes with the Miner Grant Atwood Co., and had many adventures with Indians who stampeded cattle and Army soldiers who played tricks. They traveled approximately 5-15 miles in one day.
      Rosina married Charles Johnson who operated the Sand Hole Stage Station in Kamas Idaho. For a time Mary Ann lived with them. All in all she lived to be 86 years old and died on April 28th of 1883 at Woodland, Utah.
      If you visit the Heber City Cemetery in Utah you can see her tombstone.
      A grandson was later to write of Mary Ann: "she was kindness itself."


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