Drusilla Hoffmann

20 August 1821–2 February 1890 (Age 68)
Giles, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Drusilla

When Drusilla Hoffmann was born on 20 August 1821, in Giles, Virginia, United States, her father, David Kirk, was 30 and her mother, Sarah "Sally" Tillet, was 23. She lived in Clayton, Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States in 1865 and Pembroke, Giles, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 2 February 1890, in Giles, Virginia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Cook Cemetery, Franklin, Virginia, United States.

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David Kirk
Sarah "Sally" Tillet
Joseph Kirk
Drusilla Hoffmann
William Kirk
Frances Kirk
Nancy Ann Kirk
Martha Kirk
Hannah Kirk
Catherine Kirk
William Absalom Kirk
Catherine Kirk
James L Kirk
Drusilla Kirk

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World Events (8)

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""
Age 3
“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 6
During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
Age 23
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

Some characteristic forenames: German Kurt, Gerhard, Hans, Heinz, Otto, Dieter, Klaus, Wolfgang, Armin, Manfred, Ernst, Erwin.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): status name for a steward on a farm or estate, from German Hof(f) ‘farm, manor farm, courtyard’ + Mann ‘man’. Originally, this was a status name for a farmer who owned his own land as opposed to holding it by rent or feudal obligation, but the name soon came to denote the manager or steward of a manor farm, in which sense it is frequent also among Jews, since many Jews held managerial positions on non-Jewish estates. This form of the surname is also established in many other parts of Europe, notably in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Poland, Denmark, Hungary, Czechia, and the Netherlands. Compare Hofman , Hofmann , Homann , and Huffman .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Kish in entry for Sarah Catherine Vaught, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Drusilla Cook in the U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885

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