John Wharton

1821–
Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Wharton was born in 1821, in Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Wharton, was 26 and his mother, Carnation Lee, was 22. He married Temperance Sarall about 1838, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Wharton
1821–
Temperance Sarall
1822–1847
Marriage: about 1838
Dina Wharton
1839–
John Meshac Wharton
1840–
Elijah Wharton
1843–1919
Sarah Wharton
1847–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1838
England, United Kingdom
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 6

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 33

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Wharton. Examples in Cheshire and Herefordshire are from an Old English river name Wæfer (derived from wæfre ‘wandering’, ‘winding’) + Old English tūn ‘settlement’; another in Lincolnshire has as its first element Old English wearde ‘beacon’ or waroð ‘shore’, ‘bank’; one in the former county of Westmorland (now part of Cumbria) is from Old English hwearf ‘wharf’, ‘embankment’ + tūn.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Wharton in entry for Elijah Wharton, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"
  • John Wharton in entry for John Wharton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Wharton in entry for Elijah Wharton, "Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960"

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