Matilda Justice

Brief Life History of Matilda

When Matilda Justice was born about 1839, in Robertson, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Justice, was 45 and her mother, Elisabeth Murphy, was 45. She died about 1910, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

James Justice
1795–1882
Elisabeth Murphy
1795–1880
Armistead Jefferson Justice
1818–1838
James Elbert Justice
1823–1869
Emmaline Justice
1826–1886
Jack Ryburn Justice
1827–1827
Ann Justice
1836–1896
Matilda Justice
1839–1910
Jack Albert Justice
–1856
George Washington Stewart Justice
1819–1852
Frances Elizabeth Justice
1825–1883
Mary A Justice
1833–

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    World Events (8)

    1846

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

    1846

    Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name from Middle English justice, justis(e) ‘judicial officer; judge’, Old French justise, justice ‘uprightness; equity; vindication of right; court of justice; judge’, Latin iustitia, a derivative of iustus (see Just ).

    African American: adoption of the surname in 1 above, because of its literal meaning in English ‘uprightness; equity; vindication of right’.

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

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