Jane Danby

Female 1780 - 1846  (65 years)


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  • Name Jane Danby 
    Born 17 Apr 1780  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1846  Mt. Pisgah, Clarke, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5327  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 

    Father Thomas Danby,   b. 22 Jul 1750, Upton Warren, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1829  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Orrell,   b. 26 Apr 1758, Belbroughton, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1780, Belbroughton, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 9 Nov 1775  Belbroughton, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7779  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard Webley,   b. 4 Oct 1747, Upton Warren, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1808, Worcester, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1797  Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Philip Webley,   b. 1809,   d. 19 Feb 1853  (Age 44 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Webley,   b. 28 May 1798, Belbroughton, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Mary Ann Webley,   b. 28 Apr 1806, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1849, St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Webley,   b. Abt 1802, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868  (Age ~ 66 years)  [natural]
     5. Susannah Webley,   b. 30 Nov 1812, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1878, Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     6. Sarah Webley,   b. Abt 1804  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F3022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Burial: Garden Grove Cemetery, IA Emigration: 1841, Nauvoo, ILL. Sold her possessions to come to US. Wanted her two daughters to join her. Religion: LDS Burial: Garden Grove Cemetery, IA Emigration: 1841, Nauvoo, ILL. Sold her possessions to come to US. Wanted her two daughters to join her. Religion: LDS

      William Hurst married Susannah Webley, daughter of shoemaker Richard Webley and Jane Danby, June 25, 1830. The Webleys were members of the Baptist Church in Broomsgrove and Jane was the third member baptized in the Little Catshill Baptist Church in Broomsgrove.
      Susannah’s mother, Jane Danby Webley, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and emigrated to Nauvoo, Illinois in 1843. She wrote letters home to England encouraging her children to come to America, telling of the great opportunities in the United States and also bearing her testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
      Although she died with many other Saints in Iowa, she did live to receive a letter from Susannah and William who had joined the Church.

      The following is taken from the work of Eldon Hurst:

      We as a family owe a great deal to Jane Danby Webley, our great grandmother, as well to the first humble Latter-day Saint missionary who taught her the gospel. She was our first female ancestor to join the Church and undoubtedly she influenced William and Susannah Hurst in their decision to join the Church and come to America.
      She was a widow about seventy-six years of age when the elders converted her, and she joined the Church. She left her home in England all alone as far as her family was concerned and journeyed to America, arriving in Nauvoo in 1843. She lived in Nauvoo and became acquainted with the Prophet Joseph Smith, of whom she thought highly. She went through the terrible persecutions in Nauvoo and started to make the trip to Utah in Job Smith’s Company. She contracted cholera at Garden Grove, died and was buried there. So this noble, God-fearing woman became our first pioneer in America. In a letter she wrote to her relatives in England from Nauvoo (April 29, 1844) she said: “I am in the land of the living, a pilgrim traveling to the Celestial City, a land of Liberty, among a people who are blessed of the Lord. Nauvoo is a place that is increasing fast. I bear testimony that Joseph Smith is a prophet of the Lord. Was pleased to hear William and Susannah had been baptized and hope to see you all here.”

      Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, Volume 4, page 3295, International Society Daughters of the Utah Pioneers

      Cemetery notes and/or description:
      "The headstones for this burial ground were removed some number of years after the Mormon community moved on. The land was then plowed and used for farming. No markers remain."