John Sportsman

12 November 1801–23 February 1881 (Age 79)
Madison, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Sportsman was born on 12 November 1801, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Sportsman, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Arnold, was 33. He married Mary Elizabeth Turpin on 3 August 1823, in Chariton, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Keytesville Township, Chariton, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Keytesville, Chariton, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 23 February 1881, in Chariton, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Musselfork Township, Chariton, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Sportsman
Mary Elizabeth Turpin
Marriage: 3 August 1823
James Sportsman
Laura Lewellen Sportsman
Hugh Sportsman
Mary Ann Sportsman
Nancy Sportsman
Susan Sportsman
Elizabeth Sportsman
Lavisa Sportsman
Stacy Sportsman
John J. Sportsman
Lucy A. Sportsman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 August 1823Chariton, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created
    Age 11
    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 24
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    Possibly an altered form of Flemish Sportmans: patronymic from Poortman (see Portman 2), genitivized by the initial s (from des ‘of the’) and the suffix -s.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • John Sportsman, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Sportsman, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • John Sportsman in entry for John J Sportsman, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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