Edward Whitehorn

1742–1819 (Age 77)
Sussex, Virginia, United States

The Life of Edward

When Edward Whitehorn was born in 1742, in Sussex, Virginia, United States, his father, John Whitehorn Sr, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Lathrop, was 18. He married Sarah Meglamre in March 1791, in Sussex, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died in 1819, at the age of 77.

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Edward Whitehorn
Sarah Meglamre
Marriage: March 1791
Elizabeth Ann Whitehorn
John McGlamery Whitehorn
Nancy M Whitehorn

Spouse and Children

March 1791
Sussex, Virginia, United States


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World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 16

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 34

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 38

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Whithorn near Wigtown, named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ + ærn ‘house’. The settlement is said to have been established in the 5th century by St. Ninian , and named from the white stone church built by him.

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

Sources (2)

  • Edward Whitehorn, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Edward Whitehorn, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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