Louisa Gann

Brief Life History of Louisa

When Louisa Gann was born on 23 January 1844, in Soddy-Daisy, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Elias Gann, was 23 and her mother, Mary Sarah Penney, was 16. She married John Hinton in 1860, in Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Red Bank, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1860. She died after 1870, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States.

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John Hinton
Louisa Gann
Marriage: 1860
Mary Ellen Hinton

Sources (4)

  • Louisa Hinton in household of John Hinton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Louiza Hinton in household of John Hinton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Louiza Gann in household of James Gann, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (6)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

Irish: shortened form of McGann , from Mag Gana.

German: from the personal name Gano, or, in Austria, a short form of Candidus, a personal name from Latin candidus ‘bright, white, clear, beautiful’ (see Kann ).

German: topographic name for someone who lived near an expanse of scree, Middle High German gant.

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

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