John Waters

4 March 1779–
Somerset, Maryland, United States

The Life of John

When John Waters was born on 4 March 1779, in Somerset, Maryland, United States, his father, George Waters, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Betty Handy, was 29. He married Elizabeth Corbin on 30 April 1804, in Worcester, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters.

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John Waters
Elizabeth Corbin
Marriage: 30 April 1804
Susan Delia Waters
Miss Waters
John Waters
William Corbin Waters
Elizabeth Anne Waters
George Corbin Waters
Sarah Pollit Waters
Richard Thomas Waters
Harriet Corbin Waters
Mary Pricillia Waters

Spouse and Children

30 April 1804
Worcester, Maryland, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

In 1781, Maryland donated land to be used for part of Washington, D. C.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

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.

Age 33

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from an altered form of the personal name Walter .2 English: variant of Water 2.3 Irish: when not the English surname, an Anglicized form of various Gaelic names taken to be derived from uisce ‘water’ ( see for example Haskin , Hiskey , Tydings ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Waters, "Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940"
  • John Waters, "Maryland County Marriages, 1658-1940"
  • John Waters in entry for John Waters, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"

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