John Paul

26 July 1786–2 March 1856 (Age 69)
Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Paul was born on 26 July 1786, in Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Friedrich Paul, was 40 and his mother, Anna Maria Sophia Bauer, was 36. He married Esther Faust about 1805, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 2 March 1856, in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Paul
1786–1856
Esther Faust
1787–1868
Marriage: about 1805
Joseph Paul
1806–
Sarah Esther Paul
1810–1890
Marianna Paul
1808–1892
Reuben Paul
1812–1893
Thomas Paul
1816–1866
Hanna Paul
1816–
Elisabeth Paul
1819–
Anna Paul
1822–1891
Eli Paul
1824–1902
Maria Paul
1826–1919
Eliza Paul
1831–1919

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1805Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
    Age 1
    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
    1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution
    Age 1
    On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.
    1808
    Age 22
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, West Indian (mainly Haiti, also e.g. Saint Lucia), and African (mainly Nigeria and Tanzania): from the personal name Paul (from Latin Paulus ‘small’), which has always been popular in Christendom. It was the name adopted by the Pharisee Saul of Tarsus after his conversion to Christianity on the road to Damascus in about AD 34. He was a most energetic missionary to the Gentiles in the Roman Empire, and played a very significant role in establishing Christianity as a major world religion. The name was borne also by numerous other early Christian saints. It is also occasionally borne by Jews; the reasons for this are not clear. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages and their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Greek Pavlis , Slovenian Pavel and Pavlič (see Pavlic ), Polish Paweł (see Pawel ) and Pawlicki , Assyrian/Chaldean Polous and Polus . In France, this surname is most common in Brittany (see 2 below).Breton (mainly Finistère): from a Frenchified form of the personal name Paol, Breton form of Paul .Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phóil ‘son of Paul’. Compare McFall .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Paul Family

    Not much information comes from the history books about Frederick Paul but a wealth of information comes from his will, which as near as could be translated, reads as follows: “In the name of God …

    Sources (15)

    • John Paul in entry for Maria Paul, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
    • Probate: Henry Faust - Orphans' Court Entries and all 8 heirs - Northampton Co., PA - 1793/1795

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