J J Israel

Brief Life History of J J

When J J Israel was born about 1854, in Doddridge, Virginia, United States, his father, Isaac Isreal, was 21 and his mother, Joanna Lowther, was 23.

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Isaac Isreal
Joanna Lowther
Columbia Jane Isreal
J J Israel
Elizabeth Ann Israel
Hugh K Israel
Mary F Israel
Harriet M. Isreal
Grant Israel
Isaac James Israel
Daniel L Israel
Rutha D. Israel

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  • J J Israel in household of J Israel, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

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. 


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


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Hyman, Faina, Shimon, Avi, Ehud, Elihu, Gerson, Isadore, Merav, Meyer.

Jewish, German, Welsh, English, Haitian, and African (mainly Nigeria and Tanzania): from the Hebrew personal name Yisra’el, in German and English Israel ‘Fighter of God’. In the Bible this is a byname bestowed on Jacob after he had wrestled with the angel at the ford of Jabbok (Genesis 32:24–8). In Germany, it was used as a personal name in the Middle Ages among Christians, too, and in Wales and southern England it was used among Nonconformists from the 17th century onward.

Jewish: surname adopted by Jews with reference to the ancient Kingdom of Israel, destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC , or to the concept of Jewish nationhood, or, in modern times, to the state of Israel.

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

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