Captain John Hanna Burrell

6 March 1814–11 August 1894 (Age 80)
Gallia, Ohio, United States

The Life of John Hanna

When Captain John Hanna Burrell was born on 6 March 1814, in Gallia, Ohio, United States, his father, Reuben B Burrell, was 23 and his mother, Lucinda Hanna, was 17. He married Mary or Polly Findley on 1 April 1837. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870. He died on 11 August 1894, in Brownstown, Jackson, Indiana, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Brownstown Township, Jackson, Indiana, United States.

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Captain John Hanna Burrell
Mary or Polly Findley
Marriage: 1 April 1837
Harrison Burrell
Two- Deceased Burrell
Bartholemew Burrell
Elizabeth Burrell
Reuben Burrell
Hugh A. Burrell
Adaliza J. Burrell
John B Burrell
Dick Burrell
Frank Burrell
Miss Burrell
Emily Burrell

Spouse and Children

1 April 1837


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Indiana is the 19th state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 22

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold coarse woolen cloth, Middle English burel or borel (from Old French burel, a diminutive of b(o)ure); the same word was used adjectively in the sense ‘reddish brown’ and may have been applied as a nickname referring to dress or complexion. Compare Borel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Burrell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • J H Burrell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • J H Burrell, "United States Census, 1870"

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