John Jerome

Greene, New York, United States

The Life of John

When John Jerome was born in 1843, in Greene, New York, United States, his father, Moses Jerome, was 38 and his mother, Mary Jerome, was 36. He lived in Passaic, New Jersey, United States in 1860 and Stockport, Stockport, Columbia, New York, United States in 1865.

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Moses Jerome
Mary Jerome
Frederick Stickles Jerome
Wallace Jerome
Theodore Jerome
Josephine Jerome
John Jerome
Melvin Watson Jerome

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

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

1 French (Jérôme) and English: from the medieval personal name Jérôme (French), Jerome (English), from Greek Hierōnymos ( see Hieronymus ). This achieved some popularity in France and elsewhere, being bestowed in honor of St Jerome ( ?347–420 ), creator of the Vulgate, the standard Latin version of the Bible.2 English (of Norman origin): from a personal name, Gerram, composed of the Germanic elements gār, gēr ‘spear’ + hraban ‘raven’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Jerome in household of Moses Jerome, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Jeromes in household of Moses Jeromes, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Jerome in household of Fredk S Jerome, "New York State Census, 1865"

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