Amanda Augusta Alderman

1881–1944 (Age 63)
Quitman, Brooks, Georgia, United States

The Life of Amanda Augusta

When Amanda Augusta Alderman was born on 25 April 1881, in Quitman, Brooks, Georgia, United States, her father, Harrison A Alderman, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth J. Hopper, was 29. She married James Luther Herndon on 5 March 1902, in Brooks, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Nankin, Brooks, Georgia, United States in 1880. She died on 21 June 1944, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Amanda Augusta Alderman
James Luther Herndon
Marriage: 5 March 1902
Charles Willis Herndon
Mary Elizabeth Herndon

Spouse & Children

5 March 1902
Brooks, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 12

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 17

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Southern English: status name from Middle English alderman, Old English ealdorman, literally ‘elder’. In medieval England an alderman was a member of the governing body of a city or borough; also the head of a guild.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Amanda Alderman in household of Harrison Alderman, "United States Census, 1880"

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