Jonathan English

1796–1832 (Age 36)
Madison, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Jonathan

When Jonathan English was born in 1796, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, his father, Stephen English, was 44 and his mother, Rebecca Chrisman, was 36. He married Mary Jane Moore on 8 September 1818. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Clay, Missouri, United States in 1830. He died in 1832, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States.

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Jonathan English
Mary Jane Moore
Marriage: 8 September 1818
David Moore English
Caleb Weeden English
Stephan Chrisman English
Harvey William English
Warren Kavanaugh English
Rebecca Jane English

Spouse and Children


    Mary Jane Moore


8 September 1818


    David Moore English


    Stephan Chrisman English


    Harvey William English


    Caleb Weeden English


    Warren Kavanaugh English


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World Events (8)

1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 0

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

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.

Age 12

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English Englisc. The word had originally distinguished Angles ( see Engel ) from Saxons and other Germanic peoples in the British Isles, but by the time surnames were being acquired it no longer had this meaning. Its frequency as an English surname is somewhat surprising. It may have been commonly used in the early Middle Ages as a distinguishing epithet for an Anglo-Saxon in areas where the culture was not predominantly English—for example the Danelaw area, Scotland, and parts of Wales—or as a distinguishing name after 1066 for a non-Norman in the regions of most intensive Norman settlement. However, explicit evidence for these assumptions is lacking, and at the present day the surname is fairly evenly distributed throughout the country.2 Irish: see Golightly .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jonathan English, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Jonathan English, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"
  • Jonathan English, "Find A Grave Index"

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