Andrew Jackson Ventress

Male26 March 1826–14 November 1904

Brief Life History of Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson Ventress was born on 26 March 1826, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Louisa E. Vaughan. He lived in District 9, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 9, Sumner, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died on 14 November 1904, at the age of 78, and was buried in Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, United States.

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Andrew Jackson Ventress
Louisa E. Vaughan
William Thomas Ventress
John A. Ventress
Louisa E. Ventress
Mary Ann Ventress

Sources (5)

  • Andrew J Ventress, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Andrew Jackson Ventress, "Find A Grave Index"
  • A. J. Ventress in entry for William Thomas Ventress, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 9

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 36

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: possibly a habitational name from one or other of the Scottish places called Fintry in Stirlingshire and Aberdeenshire, and perhaps also Angus, with -s substituted for final -f or -th in the original Scottish forms and F- voiced to V-, but if so in unclear circumstances, and not in Scotland. The placename itself is of unexplained etymology.

English: perhaps a nickname from Middle English, Older Scots (a)venturous ‘adventurous’ (Old French aventuros). However, no medieval evidence for the name has yet been found, and the name in southern England and Scotland could be that in 1 above by migration.

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

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