Jonathan Tompkins Hough (1803 - 1840)

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Jonathan Tompkins Hough
1803 - 1840
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January 6, 1803
Pennsylvania
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April 14, 1840
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Jonathan Tompkins Hough was born on January 6, 1803 at Pennsylvania. He died on April 14, 1840 at 37 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Jonathan Tompkins Hough passed away on April 14, 1840 at 37 years old. He was born on January 6, 1803 at Pennsylvania. We have no information about Jonathan's family or relationships.

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In 1803, in the year that Jonathan Tompkins Hough was born, on March 1st, Ohio became the 17th state of the United States. Because Congress never passed a resolution declaring Ohio a state, however, it wasn't until 1953 that Ohio retroactively became an official state.

In 1813, at the age of merely 10 years old, Jonathan was alive when on March 4th, President James Madison was inaugurated to his second term. Madison received 50.4% of the vote, defeating rival DeWitt Clinton.

In 1828, Jonathan was 25 years old 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.

In 1837, when he was 34 years old, on March 4th, Martin Van Buren was sworn in as the eighth President of the United States. Van Buren won 50.8% of the popular vote over election rival Harrison's 36.6%, largely due to Van Buren's promise to continue (previous) President Jackson's policies. But Van Buren only served one term because of the Panic of 1837 - which was due to Jackson's economic policy.

In 1840, in the year of Jonathan Tompkins Hough's passing, on February 6th, Māori chiefs and the British parliament signed the Treaty of Waitangi. The Treaty created a British governor of New Zealand and gave the Maori people the rights of British citizens.

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