John Poindexter Irion

16 February 1776–24 April 1858 (Age 82)
Culpeper, Virginia, United States

The Life of John Poindexter

When John Poindexter Irion was born on 16 February 1776, in Culpeper, Virginia, United States, his father, Philip Jacob Irion, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Ann Poindexter, was 29. He married Martha Maria Maacha White on 18 January 1800, in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 24 April 1858, in Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Paris, Henry, Tennessee, United States.

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John Poindexter Irion
Martha Maria Maacha White
Marriage: 18 January 1800
Tabitha White Irion
Sarah Crawford Irion
Dr Robert Anderson Irion
Catherine Lauson White Irion
Mary Galloway Irion
Adeline Deckory Irion
Phillip Jacob Irion I
Nancy C Ann Irion

Spouse and Children

18 January 1800
Rockingham, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 4

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Irion, more usually known in the form Gereon, which was the name of a medieval martyr.

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

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  • John Poindexter Irion, "Find A Grave Index"

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