John Alexander Halliburton

2 October 1851–7 May 1888 (Age 36)
Dickson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Alexander

When John Alexander Halliburton was born on 2 October 1851, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Reuben Pickett Halliburton, was 47 and his mother, Cynthia McMurry, was 45. He married Catherine Holly Peyton on 20 March 1873, in Woodville, Macon, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Salt River Township, Randolph, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Levick Mill, Randolph, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 7 May 1888, in Cairo, Randolph, Missouri, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Cairo Township, Randolph, Missouri, United States.

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John Alexander Halliburton
Catherine Holly Peyton
Marriage: 20 March 1873
Lillie Ridings Halliburton
Maud Halliburton
John A. Halliburton
Junette Krissy Halliburton
Myrtle Halliburton
Mackie Halliburton

Spouse and Children

20 March 1873
Woodville, Macon, Missouri, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 9

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 11

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Haliburton in Berwickshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John H Halliburton in household of S W Halliburton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John A Halliburton in household of Thomas Halliburton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J Halliburton, "United States Census, 1880"

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