Person:John Claiborne (3)

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John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne
m. 19 Aug 1802
  1. William Jefferson Claiborne1803 - 1803
  2. Ann Elisa Virginia Claiborne1805 - 1817
  3. John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne1807 - 1884
  4. Col. Ferdinand Leigh Claiborne, Jr1809 - 1893
  5. Osmun Claiborne1811 - 1845
  6. Samuel Francis Hutchins Claiborne1812 - 1819
  7. Charlotte Virginia Claiborne1815 - 1903
  • HJohn Francis Hamtramck Claiborne1807 - 1884
  • WMartha Dunbarabt 1811 - 1895
m. Dec 1828
  1. Wilbur Herbert Claiborne - abt 1864
  2. Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne1833 -
  3. Emily Ann Magdelene Claiborneabt 1834 - abt 1916
  4. Mary Jane Claiborne1836 -
  5. Martha E. Claiborneabt 1842 -
  6. John Francis Claiborneaft 1843 - 1846
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 24 Apr 1807 near Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi
Alt Birth[2] 24 Apr 1809 near Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi
Marriage Dec 1828 Adams County, Mississippito Martha Dunbar
Death[1][2] 17 May 1884 "Dumbarton" plantation, Adams County, Mississippi
Obituary[5] 19 May 1884 Baltimore, Maryland
Burial[2] Trinity Church, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Boddie, John Bennett. Virginia Historical Genealogies. (Redwood City, California: Pacific Coast Publishers, 1954), p. 41.

    Served in U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi, 1835-39. The results of the 1836 election were challenged, resulting in a delay in the start of his new term. He resumed his seat in July 1837, serving until February 1838, when the
    election was declared invalid and he vacated his seat.

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 United States. Congress (100th, 2nd Session : 1987-1989). Biographical directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989: the Continental Congress, September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788, and the Congress of the United States, from the First through the One Hundredth Congresses, March 4, 1789, to January 3, 1989, inclusive. (Washington [District of Columbia]: Government Printing Office, 1989).

    Educated & studied law in Virginia. Admitted to the Mississippi bar in 1825 and practiced in Natchez. Member, Mississippi State House of Representatives, 1830-34.
    He became editor of the Natchez Statesman & Gazette and the Mississippi Free Trader. In 1844, he moved to New Orleans, where he continued to be a newspaper editor & owner. He wrote numerous editorials in defense of slavery and of the right to secede -- though he opposed the actual secession movement.

  3.   Johnson, Allen. Dictionary of American Biography. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons).

    In 1853, he was appointed U.S. timber agent for Louisiana & Mississippi. After the Civil War, he returned to Mississippi and became a well-regarded historian; his works include Mississippi as a Province, Territory, and State (1880).

  4.   Richmond Whig, p. 4, 24 Aug 1847.

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  5. Baltimore Sun. (Baltimore (independent city), Maryland, United States), Supp., p. 2, 19 May 1884.

    Image:Claiborne, John F H - obit 1884.jpg