James Madison Luther

Male1828–8 September 1870

Brief Life History of James Madison

When James Madison Luther was born in 1828, in Indiana, United States, his father, George P Luther, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Downs, was 26. He had at least 4 sons and 4 daughters with Lucinda White. He lived in Harrison Township, Clay, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 8 September 1870, in Marion, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Wolf Cemetery, Herron, Baxter, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Madison Luther
1828–1870
Lucinda White
1832–1874
Cyntha R Luther
1849–1860
Sarah Frances Luther
1851–
William Calvin Luther
1853–1909
George Van Luther
1855–1916
Ann Luther
1859–
James Madison Luther
1860–1911
Dr Joel Edward Luther
1865–1938
Zelphia Lucinda Luther
1867–1942

Sources (2)

  • James M Luther, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Madison Luther, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1835

Age 7

Historical Boundaries - 1835: *Searcy, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1836: Searcy, Arkansas, United States; 1836: Marion, Arkansas, United States. *Renamed Marion in 1836

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 13

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements liud ‘people, tribe’ or hlūd ‘clamoring, famous’, + heri, hari ‘army’.

English: metonymic occupational name from Middle English luter, leuter ‘lute player’ (Old French leuteor, luthier). Compare Luter .

Americanized form of Slovenian Lutar or Luthar: from a personal name of ancient Germanic origin (see 1 above).

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

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Story Highlight

Land records of George P Luther Estate

The records of Clay County, Indiana, were destroyed by fire in 1851. However, the land records were saved because they were illegally stored at the clerk's house. On 7 July 1831, Book A & B of deed …

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