John Thorpe

1820–after 1842 (Age 22)
Kitley, Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Thorpe was born in 1820, in Kitley, Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America, his father, John Thorpe, was 27 and his mother, Hannah Stevens, was 22. He married Charity Arms on 26 December 1840, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. He died after 1842, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 23.

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John Thorpe
Charity Arms
Marriage: 26 December 1840

Spouse and Children

26 December 1840
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

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World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 0

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 10

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in England named with Old Norse þorp ‘hamlet’, ‘village’ or the Old English cognate þrop.

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

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John Thorpe and baptisms for the dead

While John Thorpe was in the Nauvoo area he participated in baptisms for the dead in the Mississippi river. Several of the relatives of his late wife Hannah Stevens had their baptisms performed at tha …

Sources (3)

  • John Thorpe, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • John Thorpe, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • John Thorpe, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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