John Dale

21 February 1790–9 September 1867 (Age 77)
Wilkes, Georgia, United States

The Life of John

When John Dale was born on 21 February 1790, in Wilkes, Georgia, United States, his father, William Deal, was 52 and his mother, Jemima Jackson, was 34. He married Agnes Culpepper about 1808, in Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 9 September 1867, in Harrison, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Wiggins, Stone, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Dale
1790–1867
Agnes Culpepper
1789–1854
Marriage: about 1808
John Dale Jr
1814–
Mary Ann Dale
1816–
James Montgomery Dale
1815–1890
Maria Dale
1819–1913
Sebron Culpepper Dale
1821–1900
Henry Hardy Dale MD
1824–1897
Eliza Dale
1827–1876
Frances Dale
1831–1907
Stephen Kearny Dale
1833–1904

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1808
Mississippi, United States
children

(9)

    John Dale Jr

    Male1814–Male

    Male1815–1890Male

    Mary Ann Dale

    Female1816–Female

    Female1819–1913Female

    Sebron Culpepper Dale

    Male1821–1900Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Male1779–Male

    Male1781–1836Male

    Frances Deal

    Female1785–1862Female

    William Deal Jr

    Male1786–1815Male

    Male1790–1867Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1791

Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

Age 5

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 21

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English dale ‘dale’, ‘valley’ (Old English dæl, reinforced in northern England by the cognate Old Norse dalr), a topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, or a habitational name from any of the numerous minor places named with this word, such as Dale in Cumbria and Yorkshire.2 Irish: possibly in some cases of English origin, but otherwise an Anglicized form of Gaelic Dall, a byname meaning ‘blind’.3 Norwegian: habitational name from a farm named from Old Norse dali, the dative case of dalr ‘valley’. It is a common name in Norway, especially western Norway, and is also found in Sweden.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Dale, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henry H Dale, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
  • John Dale, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"

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