Mourning Hughes Bobbitt

Female1820–13 November 1859

Brief Life History of Mourning Hughes

When Mourning Hughes Bobbitt was born in 1820, in Alabama, United States, her father, John Preston Bobbitt, was 31 and her mother, Nancy Huse Hughes, was 28. She married James F McDonald on 1 September 1842, in Orange, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Southeast Township, Orange, Indiana, United States in 1850. She died on 13 November 1859, in Orange, Indiana, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Orange, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James F McDonald
Mourning Hughes Bobbitt
Marriage: 1 September 1842
Martha McDonald
Margaret McDonald
Catherine McDonald
Jonathan McDonald
Nancy Mcdonald
John William McDonald
Mary Ann McDonald
Elizabeth McDonald

Sources (8)

  • Mournen Mcdonald in household of James Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mourning Bobbitt, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Mourning Hughes Bobbitt McDonald, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 September 1842Orange, Indiana, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 0

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

    Age 5

    The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 12

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English (Suffolk and Somerset): perhaps from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Bobbet, which could be a diminutive of Bobbe (see Bubb ) or a rhyming form of the Middle English personal name Robet, a diminutive of Robert . However, Bob is not attested as a pet form of Robert before the 17th century.

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

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