John Henry Queen

Brief Life History of John Henry

When John Henry Queen was born on 22 January 1832, in Wayne, Virginia, United States, his father, Walter Queen, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Murphy, was 32. He married Anna Damron on 4 March 1850, in Cabell, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Grant, West Virginia, United States in 1880 and Grant District, Wayne, West Virginia, United States in 1900. He died on 11 May 1903, in Wayne, Wayne, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Wayne, Wayne, West Virginia, United States.

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John Henry Queen
Anna Damron
Marriage: 4 March 1850
Sarah Queen
Mary Queen
Walter Jay Queen
Samuel Braxton Queen
Kerrick Queen
Nancy Jane Queen
Miriam Queen
Wiley Queen
Lindsey Queen
Fullen Ephram Queen
George Washington Queen

Sources (13)

  • John H Queen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Henry Queen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • J H Queen in entry for Ephriam Queen and Dolly F Maynard, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


"Wayne was established in 1842, by the same act of the Virginia General Assembly that created Wayne County. The county was named for General ""Mad Anthony"" Wayne.[7] The town was initially known by the name ""Trout's Hill,"" after Abraham Trout, who donated the land upon which the county's courthouse was built. The Wayne Courthouse Post Office was established in 1842 also. The town was known simultaneously as Trout's Hill and Wayne Courthouse for many years. The town was incorporated in 1860 and 1882 as Fairview, but was still commonly known as Wayne Courthouse. The population in 1882 was 157. In 1890, the Norfolk & Western Railroad was constructed up Twelve Pole Creek. The railroad placed the name ""Wayne"" on its schedule and the name caught on. The name was officially changed to Wayne in 1911.[8] 1st Name Trout's Hill 2nd Name Wayne Courthouse 3rd Name Fairview 4th Name Wayne 1st Name 1842-ca 1860 2nd 1842–1892 3rd 1860–1892 4th 1892–present"


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Name Meaning

Scottish: shortened form of McQueen .

English: from the Middle English female personal name Quene, sometimes a pet form of Quenill (Old English Cwēnhild, from cwēn ‘queen’ + hild ‘battle’). Early examples of the name are mainly from southern England, especially Sussex, but its currency in late medieval northern England has also been suggested by records from Yorkshire.

English: possibly a nickname from Middle English quene ‘woman; harlot; crone’ (Old English cwēn), but this is less likely than 2 to have given rise to a hereditary surname.

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

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