Orleana Gant

1851–Female
Indiana, United States

The Life of Orleana

When Orleana Gant was born in 1851, in Indiana, United States, her father, James Crothers Gant, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Ellen Jones, was 24. She lived in Newbern, Clifty Township, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

James Crothers Gant
1809–1898
Sarah Ellen Jones
1827–1910
Moses Gant
1846–1912
Elizabeth Gant
1847–1923
Ellen Gant
1848–
William Riley Gant
1850–1924
Orleana Gant
1851–
Leanna Gant
1852–
Orleana Gant
1852–
Ellen Gant
1854–1926
John Gant
1856–
Susan Malinda Gant
1858–1920

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World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 0

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

1 French and English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of gloves, from Old French gant ‘glove’ (of Germanic origin).2 German: of uncertain origin. In the south, it may be a topographic name from Middle High German gant ‘scree’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. Compare Gander . It could also be a metonymic occupational name for an auctioneer from Middle High German gant ‘auction’ ( see Ganter 1), for which a glove (gantus, French gant) was set up as a sign (see 1). A third possibility is that it is a variant of Gans , from Low German gante ‘goose’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Orlena Grant in household of James C Grant, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Orleana Gant in household of James C Gant, "United States Census, 1880"

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