James Fletcher Hawthorne

17 July 1850–14 October 1914 (Age 64)
Virginia, United States

The Life of James Fletcher

When James Fletcher Hawthorne was born on 17 July 1850, in Virginia, United States, his father, John Alfred Hawthorn, was 32 and his mother, Mary E. Kennedy, was 31. He married Mary Elizabeth Inge on 13 December 1871. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Saint Andrews Parish, Brunswick, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died on 14 October 1914, in South Hill, Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 64.

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James Fletcher Hawthorne
Mary Elizabeth Inge
Marriage: 13 December 1871
Mary Lou Hawthorne
Martha Sue Hawthorne
James Landon Hawthorne
Sallie V. Hawthorn
Fletcher Mason Hawthorne
Francis Hawthorne
Fred Morton Hawthorne

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13 December 1871


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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 11

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 17

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a bush or hedge of hawthorn (Old English haguþorn, hægþorn, i.e. thorn used for making hedges and enclosures, Old English haga, (ge)hæg), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Hawthorn in County Durham. In Scotland the surname originated in the Durham place name, and from Scotland it was taken to Ireland. This spelling is now found primarily in northern Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James F Hawthorn in household of Cabel Hawthorn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • F C Hawthorn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jas F Hawthorn in household of John A Hawthorn, "United States Census, 1860"

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