John Henry Hovermale

Maleabout 1812–18 April 1867

Brief Life History of John Henry

When John Henry Hovermale was born about 1812, in Ridge, Morgan, West Virginia, United States, his father, John Christian Hovermale, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Miller, was 26. He married Ann Lydia Shirley on 31 August 1829, in Morgan, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Frederick, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died on 18 April 1867, at the age of 56.

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John Henry Hovermale
Ann Lydia Shirley
Marriage: 31 August 1829
John Daniel Hovermale

Sources (7)

  • Henry Hovermale, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry Hovermale, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Henry Hovermale in entry for John D Hovermale and Malinda Jane Shade, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

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  • Marriage
    31 August 1829Morgan, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · Monumental Church Built

    Age 0

    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 18

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Habermehl , a metonymic occupational name for a producer or seller of oatmeal.

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

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