George W Lemon

1861–1865 (Age 3)
Ritchie, West Virginia, United States

The Life of George W

When George W Lemon was born on 26 May 1861, in Ritchie, West Virginia, United States, his father, George H Lemmon, was 29 and his mother, Mary N Collums, was 18. He died on 7 February 1865, at the age of 3.

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Family Time Line

George H Lemmon
1831–1921
Mary N Collums
1842–1909
Sarah Ellen Lemon
1860–1865
George W Lemon
1861–1865
Elisha Lemon
1862–1862
Mary Jane Lemon
1863–1866
Jacob Lemon
1865–1906
William Harrison Monroe Lemon
1865–1931
Georgiana Lemon
1870–1900
Lucy Florence Lemon
1872–1972
John Floyd Lemon
1875–1898
Pauline Lemon
1877–
Mary Naomi Lemon
1880–1975
James Herbert Lemon
1882–1971
Virginia V "Jennie" Lemon
1886–1971

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1831–1921Male

  • Mary N Collums

    Female1842–1909Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863

Age 2

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 2

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Lefman, Old English Lēofman, composed of the elements lēof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + mann ‘man’, ‘person’. This came to be used as a nickname for a lover or sweetheart, from Middle English lem(m)an. There is no connection with the word denoting the citrus fruit (which is of Persian origin).2 Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Lamont .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • G S Lemons in entry for Geo M Lemon and Mary N Cullums, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • G S Lemons in entry for Geo M Lemon and Mary N Culloms, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • G S Lemons in entry for Geo M Lemon and Mary N Culloms, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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