Jacob Rutherford

1784–
Virginia, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Rutherford was born in 1784, in Virginia, United States, his father, Julius Rutherford, was 28 and his mother, Rhoda Rutherford, was 24. He married Elizabeth Maxwell in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Wayne, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Rutherford
1784–
Elizabeth Maxwell
1785–1827
Marriage:
Martha Rutherford
1802–
James Rutherford
1815–
Silas Rutherford
1820–
Julius Rutherford
1810–1888
John Rutherford
1819–
Armilda Rutherford
1824–1880

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
Virginia, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(19)

+14 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 4

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 35

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. 

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from a place in the Scottish Borders near Roxburgh, probably named with an early British river name of unknown etymology + Old English ford ‘ford’. There is another place of the same name in North Yorkshire, named with hryðer ‘cattle’ + Old English ford ‘ford’, but this does not seem to have contributed to the surname.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Jacob Rethirford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jacob Rutherford in household of Calvin Pearce, "United States Census, 1860"

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