John Rakestraw Jr.

1794–
Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life of John

When John Rakestraw Jr. was born in 1794, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States, his father, John R Rakestraw, was 34 and his mother, Paris Bunn, was 34.

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Family Time Line

John R Rakestraw
1760–1820
Paris Bunn
1760–
Levi Rakestraw
1785–1880
John Rakestraw Jr.
1794–
child Rakestraw
1794–
Jonathan Rakestraw
1796–
Thomas Rakestraw
1796–
Rachel Rakestraw
1800–
Joshua Rakestraw
1804–
Mary Rakestraw
1804–

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World Events (3)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 0

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

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.
1804

Age 10

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a scavenger, from Old English racian ‘to rake’ + strēaw ‘straw’.2 Americanized spelling of German Rockstroh .

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

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