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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James Justice
Elisabeth Murphy
Armistead Jefferson Justice
James Elbert Justice
Emmaline Justice
Jack Ryburn Justice
Ann Justice
Matilda Justice
Jack Albert Justice
George Washington Stewart Justice
Frances Elizabeth Justice
Mary A Justice

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    World Events (8)


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


    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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