James Corn

about 1812–
Patrick, Virginia, United States

The Life of James

When James Corn was born about 1812, in Patrick, Virginia, United States, his father, William Corn, was 27 and his mother, Nancy Jemima Sharp, was 23.

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William Corn
Nancy Jemima Sharp
William George Corn
Richard S. Corn
James Corn
Jemima Corn
Francis M. Corn
William Samuel Corn
Samuel S Corn
John Washington Corn
Benjamin William Corn
Frances M Corn
Payton S. Corn

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World Events (3)


Age 0

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

Age 0

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 0

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Old English corn, a metathesized form of cran ‘crane’ ( see Crane ).2 English: from Middle English corn ‘grain’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a grain merchant or grower, or possibly a miller.3 English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hand mills, Old English cweorn.

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

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