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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James Madison Luther
Lucinda White
Cyntha R Luther
Sarah Frances Luther
William Calvin Luther
George Van Luther
Ann Luther
James Madison Luther
Dr Joel Edward Luther
Zelphia Lucinda Luther

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.


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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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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