Samuel Gearhart

1842–
Virginia, United States

The Life of Samuel

Samuel Gearhart was born in 1842, in Virginia, United States as the son of George Washington Gearheart.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Gearheart
1820–1866
Daniel C. Gearhart
1842–1862
Samuel Gearhart
1842–
Hannah Gearhart
1844–
Andrew Ambrose Gearhart
1847–1920
Henry I Gearhart
1849–1915
John H Gearhart
1854–1859

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World Events (3)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 2

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.
1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Gierhard, a variant of Gerhardt .

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

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