Nathan John

19 October 1799–10 April 1895 (Age 95)
West Whiteland Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Nathan

When Nathan John was born on 19 October 1799, in West Whiteland Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Griffith John, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Cope, was 40. He married Sarah Beck on 23 September 1830, in Columbiana, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hanover Township, Columbiana, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. He died on 10 April 1895, in Columbiana, Ohio, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Guilford, Columbiana, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan John
1799–1895
Sarah Beck
1799–1884
Marriage: 23 September 1830
Benjamin John
1828–1892
Abigail John
1830–1909
Lewis John
1833–1932
Phebe J John
1835–1915
Levi Johns
1839–1902
Meriba John
1844–1936
Meribah John
1844–
Austin John
1847–1864

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 September 1830
Columbiana, Ohio, United States
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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 4

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 26

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English, Welsh, German, etc.: ultimately from the Hebrew personal name yōḥānān ‘Jehovah has favored (me with a son)’ or ‘may Jehovah favor (this child)’.This personal name was adopted into Latin (via Greek) as Johannes, and has enjoyed enormous popularity in Europe throughout the Christian era, being given in honor of St. John the Baptist, precursor of Christ, and of St. John the Evangelist, author of the fourth gospel, as well as others of the nearly one thousand other Christian saints of the name. Some of the principal forms of the personal name in other European languages are Welsh Ieuan, Evan, Siôn, and Ioan; Scottish Ia(i)n; Irish Séan; German Johann, Johannes, Hans; Dutch Jan; French Jean; Italian Giovanni, Gianni, Ianni; Spanish Juan; Portuguese João; Greek Iōannēs (vernacular Yannis); Czech Jan; Russian Ivan. Polish has surnames both from the western Slavic form Jan and from the eastern Slavic form Iwan. There were a number of different forms of the name in Middle English, including Jan(e), a male name ( see Jane ); Jen ( see Jenkin ); Jon(e) ( see Jones ); and Han(n) ( see Hann ). There were also various Middle English feminine versions of this name (e.g. Joan, Jehan), and some of these were indistinguishable from masculine forms. The distinction on grounds of gender between John and Joan was not firmly established in English until the 17th century. It was even later that Jean and Jane were specialized as specifically feminine names in English; bearers of these surnames and their derivatives are more likely to derive them from a male ancestor than a female. As a surname in the British Isles, John is particularly frequent in Wales, where it is a late formation representing Welsh Siôn rather than the older form Ieuan (which gave rise to the surname Evan ). As an American family name this form has absorbed various cognates from continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) It is used as a given name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. has come to be used as a surname among families from southern India.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nathan Johns, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nathan John, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nathan John, "United States Census, 1860"

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