John Waples

Male8 April 1808–27 January 1884

Brief Life History of John

When John Waples was born on 8 April 1808, in Northumberland, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Waples, was 36 and his mother, Ann Steans, was 38. He married Sarah Ann Brearley from 1830 to 1832, in Washingtonville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 27 January 1884, in Honey Bend, Montgomery, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Montgomery, Illinois, United States.

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John Waples
Mary Susannah Switzer
Marriage: 15 May 1838
Joseph Switzer Waples
Arthur Aster Waples
Arthur Langley Waples
about 1860–1897
Anna Steans Waples
Mary Susannah Waples
Pierce Butler Waples
Eliza Meriam Waples
Irene Blanche Waples

Sources (10)

  • John Naples, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Wapples in entry for Susanna Switzer, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • John Waples, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 May 1838Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


    Age 13

    Historical Boundaries: 1821: Montgomery, Illinois, United States

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 22

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English (Northamptonshire): variant of Waple , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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