John Hamilton Calbreath

12 February 1824–7 February 1899 (Age 74)
Illinois, United States

The Life of John Hamilton

When John Hamilton Calbreath was born on 12 February 1824, in Illinois, United States, his father, William Johnson Calbreath, was 21 and his mother, Sarah Ann Winters, was 20. He married Rhoda Penn on 14 March 1847. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He died on 7 February 1899, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in St. Clair, Illinois, United States.

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John Hamilton Calbreath
Rhoda Penn
Marriage: 14 March 1847
Sarah Calbreath
Caroline Calbreath
Josephine Calbreath
Theodosia Burr Calbreath

Spouse and Children

14 March 1847
St Clair,Illinois


Parents and Siblings




    Eliza Anna Calbreath


    George Washington Calbreath


    William Alvis Calbreath


    Nancy M Calbreath


World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

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.
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 5

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant of Galbraith .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John H Calbreath, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John H Calbreath, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Calbraith in entry for Edward J Avis and Theodosia Calbraith, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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