John Atwell

1730–1798 (Age 68)
Lancaster, Lancaster, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Atwell was born in 1730, in Lancaster, Lancaster, Virginia, United States, his father, Samuel Atwell, was 20 and his mother, Martha Howell, was 18. He married Mrs John Atwell in 1749, in Westmoreland, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in 1798, in his hometown, at the age of 68.

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John Atwell
Mrs John Atwell
Marriage: 1749
Captain Francis Atwell

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    Mrs John Atwell


Westmoreland, Virginia, United States


    Captain Francis Atwell


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World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 28

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 46

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 50

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English atte welle ‘by the spring or stream’.

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

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