John Walpole

about 1780–16 July 1841 (Age 61)
Brunswick, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Walpole was born about 1780, in Brunswick, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Walpole, was 53 and his mother, Elizabeth C. Harrison, was 40. He married Polly James on 23 December 1805, in Brunswick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 16 July 1841, in Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 61.

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John Walpole
Frances Ann Garner
Benjamin Harrison Walpole
James A Walpole
Thomas D. Walpole
Mary Caroline Walpole
Ann Eliza Walpole
Frances Walpole
John B. Walpole
Rebecca Margaret Walpole
Frances A. Walpole
Sarah Caroline Walpole
Catherine J Walpole

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    Thomas Walpole


    Elizabeth C. Harrison




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World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 0

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

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 20

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

English: habitational name from either of two places in Norfolk and Suffolk. The first element of the former is Old English w(e)all ‘wall’, while the first element of the latter is wealh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’ ( see Wallace ); they share the second element Old English pōl ‘pool’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Walhole, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • John Walpole, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • John Walpole in the Tennessee, U.S. Early Tax Lists, 1783-1895

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