John Graham Gooch (1819 - 1866)

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Birth

at , Logan Co., KY.,

Death

at Palestine, Anderson Co., Texas,

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at , Palestine, Anderson Co., Texas,

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1819 - In the year that John Graham Gooch was born, on January 25th, former President Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia. Unsatisfied with his alma mater, William and Mary, which focused on religion and shorted science, Jefferson - along with former Presidents Monroe and Madison - created a university that had 8 schools: medicine, law, mathematics, chemistry, ancient languages, modern languages, natural philosophy, and moral philosophy.

1828 - At the age of just 9 years old, John was alive when on April 20th, French explorer René Caillié became the first non-Muslim to enter Timbuktu and to later return alive. He gave Europeans a first hand description of the city. He was awarded a prize of 10,000 francs for his trip - offered by the Société de Géographie.

1845 - At the age of 26 years old, John was alive when on December 29th, Texas was admitted as the 28th state. Formerly part of Mexico, then an independent Republic, Texas consisted mainly of American settlers - English speaking - in the north and former Mexican citizens - Spanish speaking - in the south and west when admitted to the Union.

1861 - John was 42 years old when on April 12th, the Civil War began with shots fired at Fort Sumter, South Carolina. The Confederate Army attacked the Fort a little over a month after the inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln. Fort Sumter surrendered the next day.

1866 - In the year of John Graham Gooch's passing, Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in Germany. During his lifetime he held 355 patents, of which dynamite was the most famous. He also established the Nobel Prizes in his will.

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John Graham Gooch died on June 26, 1866 at Palestine, Anderson Co., Texas at 46 years old. No cause of death has been listed for John. He was buried in , Palestine, Anderson Co., Texas. He was born on August 30, 1819 at , Logan Co., KY.. We are unaware of information about John's family or relationships.

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