John Pepper (1794 - 1848)

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John Pepper
1794 - 1848
March 31, 1794
Dover, Kent County, England
August 4, 1848
Poonah, India
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Poonah, India
John Pepper was born on March 31, 1794 in Dover, England. He is the child of William Pepper and Jane (Major) Pepper, with sibling William. He was baptized at Dover, England. According to his family tree, John was father to 2 children. John's partner was Ann (Evans) Pepper, and they had children George Augustus Pepper-Staveley and Nerina Arrow (Pepper) Ward. John died on August 4, 1848 in Poonah, India at 54 years old.
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Married in Dover on 14 May 1821. His letters and papers are in the British Library, London.
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John Pepper, father to 2 children, died on August 4, 1848 in Poonah, India at 54 years of age. He was buried in Poonah, India. John was born on March 31, 1794 in Dover, England. He is the child of William Pepper and Jane (Major) Pepper, with sibling William. According to his family tree, John's partner was Ann (Evans) Pepper, and they had children George Augustus Pepper-Staveley and Nerina Arrow (Pepper) Ward.

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In 1807, he was only 13 years old when on March 2nd, the U.S. Congress passed an act to "prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States . . . from any foreign kingdom, place, or country" This Federal law, proposed by Thomas Jefferson in 1806, took effect on January 1,1808. However, historians estimate that over 50,000 slaves were brought to the U.S. after the Act since the U.S. did not include Spanish Florida and Texas - and therefore places where slaves could be brought in.

In 1814, at the age of 20 years old, John was alive when in August, the British captured Washington, DC and set fire to the White House and the Capitol building. President James Madison and his wife, Dolley, couldn't return to the White House when the British were driven out. It wasn't until 1817 that the White House became habitable again.

In 1824, John was 30 years old when the name Australia, recommended by Matthew Flinders in 1804, was adopted as the official name of the country once known variously as New Holland, New Wales, and New South Wales.

In 1832, by the time he was 38 years old, on November 14th, Charles Carroll - the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence - died at his home in Maryland. He was 95 years old. He signed the Declaration as "Charles Carroll of Carrollton", distinguishing him from several other Charles Carroll's who were living in the area at the time.

In 1848, in the year of John Pepper's passing, on February 2nd, the Mexican–American War ended with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The Rio Grande River became the border for Texas and California and parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming became US territory. Ninety percent of the population in those areas chose to become US citizens.

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