Ignatious Feather

Preston, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Ignatious

When Ignatious Feather was born in 1843, in Preston, Virginia, United States, his father, John Solomon Feather, was 49 and his mother, Mary F Ervin, was 43. He lived in Preston, Preston, Virginia, United States in 1850.

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John Solomon Feather
Mary F Ervin
Abraham Feather
Lydia Feather
Catherine Smith
Harrison Feathers
Rebecca Feather
John Quincy Feather
Rachel Virginia Feather
Levi Feather
Louisa Jane Feather
Isaac Feather
Jacob Emery Feather
James Connery Feather
Joseph Marcellus Feather
David O. Feather
Ignatious Feather

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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
Age 1
In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
Age 3
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 32
In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English fether, fed(d)er ‘feather’ or perhaps a shortened form of Middle English fetherer, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a trader in feathers and down, a maker of quilts, or possibly a maker of pens. Feathermongers are recorded from the 13th century onward.English: perhaps also a variant of Father, from Middle English fader, father, feder, fether (Old English fæder) ‘father’, often used to denote someone who exercised protecting care like that of a father.Native American: translation into English and shortening of a personal name based on a word, such as Chippewa miigwan or Lakota Sioux wiyaka, meaning ‘feather’. The great cultural significance of the eagle feathers to many Native American tribes is reflected in their traditional personal names, many of which were adopted as surnames (translated into English), e.g. Red Feather (see Redfeather ) and White Feather (see Whitefeather ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Ignatun Feather in household of John Feather, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ignatius Feather in household of John Feathers, "United States Census, 1860"

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