John William Washburn

Brief Life History of John William

When John William Washburn was born on 13 July 1854, in Marshall, Kentucky, United States, his father, John William Washburn, was 30 and his mother, Margaret Ann Radford, was 20. He married Martha Jane Goheen on 7 March 1877, in Marshall, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 1, Marshall, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 28 August 1902, in Marshall, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Fairdealing, Marshall, Kentucky, United States.

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John William Washburn
Martha Jane Goheen
Marriage: 7 March 1877
Emmett Washburn
Tommie Washburn
Mary Penola Washburn
Lawrence Lee Washburn
Olid Washburn
Attie Washburn
Ludie Washburn

Sources (12)

  • J W Washburn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J. W. Washburn, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"
  • John W. Washburn, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.


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This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Great and Little Washbourne (Gloucestershire), or Washbourne in Halwell (Devon). The Gloucestershire placename derives from Old English wæsse (genitive wæssan) ‘wet place, swamp, marsh’ + burna ‘spring, stream’. The Devon placename derives from Old English wæsce ‘place for washing’ + burna.

History: John Washburn came to MA in 1626 and settled in Duxbury, MA, in 1632.

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

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