Joseph Means

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Means was born in September 1758, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Means, was 34 and his mother, Rachel V. Kelso, was 31. He married Rachel Means after 1783, in Fairforest Creek Settlement, Union, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in June 1815, in Union, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 56.

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Joseph Means
Rachel Means
Marriage: after 1783
Hugh Means

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  • Joseph Means in the 1800 United States Federal Census
  • Joseph Means in the South Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980

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Name Meaning

English: variant of Meen, with post-medieval excrescent -s. See Mean .

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

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