Mourning Hughes Bobbitt

1820–13 November 1859 (Age 39)
Alabama, United States

The Life 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 27. 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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James F McDonald
Mourning Hughes Bobbitt
Marriage: 1 September 1842
Martha McDonald
Margaret McDonald
Catherine McDonald
Jonathan McDonald
Nancy Mcdonald
Dr. John McDonald
Mary Ann McDonald
Elizabeth McDonald

Spouse and Children

1 September 1842
Orange, Indiana, United States


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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.
1820 · Alabama Supreme Court Convenes

Age 0

The Alabama Supreme Court convened for the first time on May 8, 1820.
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: from a pet form of Bobb ( see Bubb ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mournen Mcdonald in household of James Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Moarain Bobbit in entry for Luk B Cogswell and Margaret Mcdonald Kelley, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Maurin Bobbit in entry for John Mcdonald and Mariah J Wells, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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