Williana Cooper Claiborne

July 1841–1902 (Age 60)
Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life of Williana Cooper

When Williana Cooper Claiborne was born in July 1841, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, her father, William Augustine Bathurst Cole Claiborne, was 35 and her mother, Sarah D. Turnbull, was 33. She died in 1902, at the age of 61.

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William Augustine Bathurst Cole Claiborne
Sarah D. Turnbull
Mary Abiah Claiborne
Sarah Leigh Claiborne
Cooper Claiborne
Williana Cooper Claiborne

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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 3

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 20

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

English: It has been proposed that this may be a variant of Cliburn , but the latter is a northwestern English name whereas Claiborne is found mostly in Norfolk and the southeast, so it is more probably from a lost place in that part of England, perhaps named with Old English clǣg ‘clay’ + burne ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

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  • Willie C Claiborn in household of Wm A Claiborn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Willie C Claeborne in household of R H Lovelace, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Willie C Claiborn in household of Sarah L Saunders, "United States Census, 1880"

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