John Trueax

about 1800–
Delaware, United States

The Life Summary of John

John Trueax was born about 1800, in Delaware, United States. He had at least 3 sons and 6 daughters with Nancy Merrill. He lived in Monroe Township, Pickaway, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Lake Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States in 1880.

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John Trueax
Nancy Merrill
Almyra Treuax
Jane Trueax
William Truax
Hannah Truax
Hester Ann Truax
John S. Truax
Calvin Truax
Nancy Jane Truax
Margaret Lousia Truax

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 0
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.
1802 · DuPont Gunpowder Mill Established
Age 2
in 1802, Eleuth�re Ir�n�� du Pont established the DuPont gun mill. It was the largest maker of explosive black powder. It was located along the Brandywine River near Wilmington.
1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 32
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Variant of Truax , a surname of French origin.

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

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Sources (4)

  • John Truax, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Trueax, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Truax in entry for Margaret L. Stackhouse, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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