John Carnes

1781–1836 (Age 55)
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Carnes was born in 1781, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, his father, Michael Karnes, was 51 and his mother, Elizabeth Persinger, was 43. He married Elizabeth McCraw on 24 February 1806, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died in 1836, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States, at the age of 55.

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John Carnes
Elizabeth McCraw
Marriage: 24 February 1806
William Karnes
Mary Elizabeth Karnes
Nancy Carnes

Spouse and Children

24 February 1806
Bedford, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 0

The American Revolution ended with the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown Virginia.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 0

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 19

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant of Kearns .2 Scottish: variant of Cairns .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Cairnes, "United States Census, 1830"
  • John Kerns, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943"
  • John Kerns, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943"

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