James Tarwater

28 February 1818–10 May 1894 (Age 76)
Knox, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James

When James Tarwater was born on 28 February 1818, in Knox, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Tarwater, was 28 and his mother, Judah Childress, was 23. He married Anna Rule on 29 December 1836, in Knox, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 10 May 1894, in Neubert Springs, Knox, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Tarwater
1818–1894
Anna Rule
1819–1903
Marriage: 29 December 1836
Rosannah E. Tarwater
1839–1925
Malinda Tarwater
1851–
Judith Elizabeth Tarwater
1840–1924
Henry Clark Tarwater
1841–1919
William M. Tarwater
1844–1860
Mary Jane Polly Tarwater
1846–1936
Barbara Ellen Tarwater
1850–1934
James A. Tarwater
1852–1929
Michael Elbert Tarwater
1855–1934

Spouse and Children

    Male1818–1894Male

    Anna Rule

    Female1819–1903Female

MARRIAGE
29 December 1836
Knox, Tennessee, United States
children

(9)

    Rosannah E. Tarwater

    Female1839–1925Female

    Female1840–1924Female

    Henry Clark Tarwater

    Male1841–1919Male

    William M. Tarwater

    Male1844–1860Male

    Mary Jane Polly Tarwater

    Female1846–1936Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 17

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1846

Age 28

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Turwachter ‘door (or gate) watchman’. Compare Deerwester , Wachter .

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

James Tarwater

James was born in Neubert Springs, Knox, Tennessee on 28 Feb 1818. He married Anna (Fanny) Rule on 29 Dec 1836. James was a farmer and a stock raiser. He bought and studied medical books. James co …

Sources (3)

  • James Tarwater, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Farwater, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Tarwater, "United States Census, 1880"

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