John L Woolwine

1818–1895 (Age 77)
Montgomery, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of John L

When John L Woolwine was born in 1818, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States, his father, William Lewis Woolwine, was 35 and his mother, Mary Robertson, was 34. He married Nancy Watterson on 3 June 1840. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Mercer, Virginia, United States in 1860 and East River, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1880. He died in 1895, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 77.

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John L Woolwine
Nancy Watterson
Marriage: 3 June 1840
James P Woolwine
Charles Montgomery Woolwine
Joseph W. Woolwine
Rebecca Ann Woolwine
Mary Jane Woolwine
John H Woolwine

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  • Marriage
    3 June 1840Montgomery, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1824 · "Mary Randolph Publishes ""The Virginia Housewife"""
    Age 6
    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
    Age 26
    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.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of an unidentified German surname, possibly Volkwein .History: The first known bearers of the surname Woolwine are Philip Woolwine and his wife, Elizabeth, who lived in Lancaster County, PA, by 1767. In this year, their son was recorded at baptism as Johannes Wohlwein, and two years later their daughter as Barbara Wollwein. However, the surnames Wohlwein and Wollwein are not found in the German-speaking lands.

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

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    Sources (20)

    • J T Woolmane in entry for Joseph W Woolmane, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
    • John Woolwine, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Woolwine, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

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