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Jane (Jacka) Paynter (1838 - 1919)

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Jane Paynter formerly Jacka
Born in Rose, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, Englandmap
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Died in Plankinton, Aurora, South Dakota, USAmap
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CENSUS INFORMATION: In the 1841 UK Census of Perranzabuloe, she is listed as JANE JACKA, aged 3 and born in county. She is living at Rose, Perranzabuloe with her parents and two of her sisters. (HO 107/150/11, Folio 102, Page 3).
In the 1850 US Census, she is listed as Jane Jaco, aged 12, born in England (she is marked as a twin). She is living in the Town of Mineral Point (District No.6), Wisconsin, with her parents, 2 sisters and 4 brothers.
In the 1860 US Census, she is listed as Jane Painter, aged 22 and born in England. She is living in Potosi, Grant county, Wisconsin, with her husband, 2 daughters and a son. (Page 50).

GENERAL NOTES: Twin of Mary #6108).

BIRTH: Birth of Mary is recorded in the GRO indexes for the Truro Registration District in the September quarter of 1838 under the reference 9.278; her twin Jane does not appear in the GRO registry transcription.

BAPTISM: Baptism is recorded (together with her twin sister, Jane) in Perranzabuloe parish registers as entry #1769 on page 222.

Date: 26-Aug 1838
Parish Or Reg District: Perranzabuloe
Name: Jane JACKA
Sex: dau
Father Forename: William
Mother Forename: Margaret Courtice
Residence: Rose
Father Rank Profession: Shoe maker

MIGRATION: Emigrated with her family to the USA. Married William PAYNTER in Mineral Point, Wisconsin.

MARRIAGE: Collection: Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930:
Groom's Name: William Paynter
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace: England
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Jane Jacka
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 23 Jul 1853
Marriage Place: Iowa, Wisconsin
Groom's Father's Name: William Paynter
Groom's Mother's Name: Ann Paynter
Bride's Father's Name: William Jacka
Bride's Mother's Name: Margarat Jacka
Groom's Race: White
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race: White
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02587-7
System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy
Source Film Number: 1266675
Reference Number: 02280.

BURIAL: Jane Jacka Paynter
Birth: Jul. 16, 1838
Cornwall, England
Death: Jul. 11, 1919
Aurora County
South Dakota, USA
Buried in: Graceland Cemetery
Mineral Point
Iowa County
Wisconsin, USA.

OBITUARY: Mrs. William Paynter, one of the noblest characters and oldest settlers of [this] city, who left here a few weeks ago for a visit with her children in Iowa and South Dakota, was summoned to her eternal rest at the home of her son W. H. Paynter in Plankinton, S. Dak., last Friday, July 11, 1919, after a brief illness of only five hours. The remains arrived in this city on Sunday afternoon and rested at the home of her son, Josiah Paynter from which place funeral services were held on Monday afternoon. Rev. A.H. Schoefeld, her pastor, officiating. The burial was made in Graceland. Much of interest and value might be recorded in the passing from our midst of this saintly and useful life but space forbids yet we cannot refrain from mentioning some of the things which places the life of Mrs. Paynter in the list of the unusual. Jane Jacka was the twin daughter of William and Margaret Jacka and was born July 1y, 1838, in Cornwall, England. When five years of age she came to Mineral Point and this city with the exception of four years has been her home ever since. On July 23, 1853, she was united in marriage with William Paynter. Twenty-one children blessed tis union, ten dying in infancy and eleven growing up into manhood and womanhood. Nine of this number are still living. Mrs. Paynter also leaves forty-nine grandchildren and thirty-nine great grandchildren. In early girlhood Mrs. Paynter committed her life into the keeping of the Christ and for more than seventy years was a faithful and loyal member of the same church, attending its services to the very end. No one can accurately estimate the influence for good of such a life as this. God alone can and will do the reckoning.

The surviving children are: Mrs. Simon Toay, Bingham, Iowa; Mrs. W.C. Harris, Plankinton, S. Dak.; W.E. Paynter, Hurley, Wis.; Josiah Paynter, Mineral Point; W.H. Paynter;, Plankinton, S.Dak.; T.J. Paynter, Dodgeville; C.M. Paynter, Mineral Point; Mrs. Earl Lyons, Plankinton, S.Kak.; Mrs. Sam. Harris, Mineral Point; Mrs. Ed Treloar died about six years ago and Mrs. Herman Wiesen, the youngest of the family died last January 1919; Mr. Paynter passed to the home beyond 18 years ago.


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On 22 Oct 2019 at 10:07 GMT Sandra Williamson wrote:

GRO References for the twin sisters are

Jane Jacka [mother's surname Jacka] GRO Reference: 1838  S Quarter in TRURO UNION  Volume 09  Page 278 & Mary Jacka [mother's surname Jacker] GRO Reference: 1838  S Quarter in TRURO UNION  Volume 09  Page 278

Rejected matches › Jane (Jacko) Jacka (bef.1837-)

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