John Compton

about 1760–
Nelson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John

John Compton was born about 1760, in Nelson, Kentucky, United States. He married Mary Keith on 23 July 1819, in Warrick, Indiana, United States.

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John Compton
1760–
Mary Keith
1773–1851
Marriage: 23 July 1819

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 July 1819
Warrick, Indiana, United States

World Events (3)

1776

Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 16

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1792 · Becomes the 15th State

Age 32

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England (but especially in the south) named Compton, from Old English cumb ‘short, straight valley’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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  • John Compton Weds Mary Rhoades in Warrick Co., IN 23 July 1819
  • Mary Keith Rhoades m. 2nd John Compton

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