John Hamilton Calbreath

Brief Life History 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, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States. 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
about 1848–
Caroline Calbreath
Josephine Calbreath
Theodosia Burr Calbreath

Sources (16)

  • John H Calbreath, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Hamilton Calbreath - birth: 12 February 1824; Illinois, United States
  • John H Calbreath, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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.

1832 · Black Hawk War

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."


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

Name Meaning

Irish (northern): variant of Galbraith .

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

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