Christian Hartman Compton

Brief Life History of Christian Hartman

When Christian Hartman Compton was born on 7 November 1857, in Warren, Virginia, United States, his father, Matthew Barton Compton, was 41 and his mother, Rachael Amanda Watkins, was 33. He lived in Western State Hospital, Augusta, Virginia, United States in 1900 and Staunton, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He was buried in Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia, United States.

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Matthew Barton Compton
Rachael Amanda Watkins
Wilson M Compton
John G. Compton
William Compton
Martha E. Compton
Ursulia A. Compton
Christian Hartman Compton
Eli E. Compton

Sources (13)

  • C H Compton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Christian Hartman Compton, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • Christian H Compton, "Find A Grave Index"

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.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places throughout England (but especially in the southwest) named Compton, from Old English cumb ‘short, straight valley’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

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

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