Margaret Jane Goan

24 June 1870–17 March 1954 (Age 83)
Hamblen, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Margaret Jane

When Margaret Jane Goan was born on 24 June 1870, in Hamblen, Tennessee, United States, her father, Daniel Harden Goan, was 35 and her mother, Terresa Robertson, was 37. She married Jacob Lewis Leeper on 8 January 1890, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Civil District 2, Hamblen, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States in 1951. She died on 17 March 1954, in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Jacksonville East Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States.

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Jacob Lewis Leeper
Margaret Jane Goan
Marriage: 8 January 1890
Rebecca Teressa Leeper
Alfred William Leeper
Daniel Herbert Leeper
Bertha Lee Leeper
George Alexander Leeper
Jacob Powell Leeper
Martha Annetta Leeper

Spouse and Children

    Jacob Lewis Leeper



8 January 1890
Jefferson, Tennessee, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Harden Goan


    Terresa Robertson




    Elizabeth Goan


    William Robert Goan


    Hannah L Goan


    Emma Catherine Goan



+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 8

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 22

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish form of Gowan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margret Leeper in household of Jacob Leeper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Margret J Leeper in household of Jacob L Leeper, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margrate Goan in household of Daniel Goan, "United States Census, 1880"

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