Arminta Pocahontus Randolph

Brief Life History of Arminta Pocahontus

When Arminta Pocahontus Randolph was born on 1 February 1864, in Neosho, Newton, Missouri, United States, her father, George Wirt Smartt Randolph, was 50 and her mother, Rebecca Jane Evans Or Evins, was 31. She married John Gibson Hesler on 14 February 1884, in McDonald, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Hico Township, Benton, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Siloam Springs, Benton, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 February 1942, in Benton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Siloam Springs, Benton, Arkansas, United States.

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John Gibson Hesler
Arminta Pocahontus Randolph
Marriage: 14 February 1884
Cora Frances Hesler
Ida Bell Hesler
Minnie Bell Hesler
Teaulcia Jane Hesler
John Franklin Hesler
Otis Isom Hesler
William Albert Hesler
Dorothy Mae Hesler
Ruby Alicia Hesler
Helen Lucille Hesler

Sources (14)

  • Pakhontas Randolph in household of Mary F Randolph, "Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933"
  • Pokahontis Randolph, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920"
  • Arminta Pocohantas Randolph Hesler, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

English and German: from Randolf, an ancient Germanic personal name composed of the elements rand ‘rim (of a shield), shield’ + wolf ‘wolf’. This was introduced into England by the Normans in Old French forms of two different ancient Germanic personal names which became confused with each other: Randulf (from rand ‘(shield-)edge’ + wulf ‘wolf’) and Rannulf (from hraf(a)n ‘raven’ + wulf ‘wolf’).

History: An American family bearing this surname are descended from William Randolph (c. 1651–1711), a planter and merchant, a member of a family that originally came from Sussex, England. William Randolph emigrated from Warwickshire to VA c. 1673. He was a forebear of Thomas Jefferson and Robert E. Lee. Randolph had seven sons, each of whom inherited an estate, the name of which was sometimes added to their own, such as Sir John Randolph of Tazewell. His great-grandsons included Edmund Randolph (1753–1813), first attorney general of the US and one of the framers of the US Constitution, and the diplomat and statesman John Randolph of Roanoke (1773–1833), who served as US minister to Russia.

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

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