John Valentine

Male5 April 1805–10 June 1891

Brief Life History of John

When John Valentine was born on 5 April 1805, in District 4 Creagerstown, Frederick, Maryland, United States, his father, Johannes Valentine, was 45 and his mother, Anna Margaret Ott, was 41. He married Anna Lavinia Harbaugh on 28 January 1837, in Graceham, Frederick, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Creagerstown, Frederick, Maryland, United States in 1850 and Woodsboro, Frederick, Maryland, United States in 1860. He died on 10 June 1891, at the age of 86, and was buried in Graceham, Frederick, Maryland, United States.

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John Valentine
Anna Lavinia Harbaugh
Marriage: 28 January 1837
Josephine Maryann Valentine
Susanna Elisabeth Valentine
Margaret Ann Eliza Valentine
Andrew Jackson Valentine
John F. Valentine

Sources (10)

  • John Valentine, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Valentine, "Maryland, Marriages, 1666-1970"
  • John Valentine, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    28 January 1837Graceham, Frederick, Maryland, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 7

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 25

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish (Angus and Aberdeenshire): from the Middle English and Old French personal name Valentin, Latin Valentinus, a derivative of valens ‘strong, healthy’, which was never common in England, but is occasionally found from the end of the 12th century, probably as the result of French influence. The name was borne by a 3rd-century Christian saint and martyr, whose chief claim to fame is that his feast falls on February 14, the date of a traditional celebration of spring going back to the Roman fertility festival of Juno Februata. A 5th-century missionary bishop of Rhaetia of this name was venerated especially in southern Germany, being invoked as a patron against gout and epilepsy. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. German, Croatian, Czech, and Slovenian Valentin , Italian Valentino .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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