John Crow Bonner

about 1834–
Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

The Life of John Crow

When John Crow Bonner was born about 1834, in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, his father, Dempsey Allen Bonner Jr, was 37 and his mother, Nancy Sally Harriet Desdemonia Foster, was 27. He died in Texas, United States.

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Dempsey Allen Bonner Jr
Nancy Sally Harriet Desdemonia Foster
Earl Foster Bonner
Nancy Sarah Ann Bonner
Desdemona Bonner
Harriet Melvina Bonner
Charles McGrady Bonner
John Crow Bonner
James Washington Bonner
Dempsey DeKalb Bonner
John Columbus "Lum" Bonner
Nancy Columbia Bonner
Charles M. Bonner

Parents and Siblings



    Earl Foster Bonner


    Nancy Sarah Ann Bonner


    Desdemona Bonner


    Harriet Melvina Bonner


    James Washington Bonner


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World Events (3)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 10

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Age 12

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: nickname from Middle English boner(e), bonour ‘gentle’, ‘courteous’, ‘handsome’ (Old French bonnaire, from the phrase de bon(ne) aire ‘of good bearing or appearance’, from which also comes modern English debonair).2 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Ynyr ‘son of Ynyr’, a common medieval personal name derived from Latin Honorius.3 Swedish: unexplained.

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

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