John Lazear

May 1814–24 August 1876 (Age 62)
Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Lazear was born in May 1814, in Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States, his father, Jesse Lazear, was 32 and his mother, Priscilla McIntire, was 19. He married Sarah "Sallie" W. Robinson on 15 December 1846, in Montgomery, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870. He died on 24 August 1876, in Brooke, Virginia, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Brooke Cemetery, Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States.

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John Lazear
Sarah "Sallie" W. Robinson
Marriage: 15 December 1846
James R. Lazear
Melissa Jane Lazear
George Washington Lazear
Anna M Lazear
Elizabeth Burt Lazear
Charles Hagen Lazear
Mollie Lazear

Spouse and Children

15 December 1846
Montgomery, Maryland, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 10

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 18

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

Apparently an altered spelling of Lazar . It is found chiefly in OH and WV.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Lajear, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Lazear, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Lazier, "United States Census, 1850"

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