Peter Wall

about 1796–
Rockingham, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Wall was born about 1796, in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States, his father, Henry Wall, was 34 and his mother, Susannah Walters, was 29.

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Henry Wall
1762–1845
Susannah Walters
1767–
Elizabeth Wall
1789–1860
Daniel Wall
1790–1846
Peter Wall
1796–
Rachel Wall
1794–1875

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World Events (3)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 3

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

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.
1803

Age 7

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stone-built wall, e.g. one used to fortify a town or to keep back the encroachment of the sea (Old English w(e)all, from Latin vallum ‘rampart’, ‘palisade’).2 Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, northern Middle English wall(e) (Old English (Mercian) wæll(a); compare Well ).3 Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Bhál, a Gaelicized form of de Valle, the name of a Norman family established in Munster and Connacht.

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

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