Arabella Willingham

1 October 1812–26 February 1890 (Age 77)
Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Arabella

When Arabella Willingham was born on 1 October 1812, in Georgia, United States, her father, John Willingham, was 26 and her mother, Nancy Garner, was 24. She married John W. Caraway on 27 December 1831, in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Walker, Alabama, United States in 1850. She died on 26 February 1890, in Texas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Siloam Cemetery, Gustine, Comanche, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John W. Caraway
Arabella Willingham
Marriage: 27 December 1831
John Aaron Caraway
Elizabeth Caraway
Mary F Caraway
Martha Caraway
Bradford Hillman Caraway
William Garner Caraway
Calvin Marshall Caraway
Robert Foster Caraway
Beverly Willingham Caraway
Abigail Caraway
Roana Marilla Caraway

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 December 1831Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    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. 
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1823: Walker, Alabama, United States
    1835 · Treaty of New Echota
    Age 23
    A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.

    Name Meaning

    English (eastern): habitational name from North, South, Cherry Willingham, Willingham by Stow (Lincolnshire), or Willingham (Cambridgeshire, Suffolk). The placenames derive from the Old English personal name Wifel or Willa + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas (genitive -inga-) + hām ‘village, homestead’.

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

    Sources (8)

    • Kellah Carriway in household of John Carriway, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Arbell Willingham in entry for Calvin Marshal Caraway, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
    • Arabel Carroway in household of Jno Carroway, "United States Census, 1860"

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