- November 12: Baylis Grace, Jefferson County Sheriff and tax assessor
- November 17: Benjamin Porter, judge, legislator and author
- Attorney John Williams Walker married Matilda Pope.
In 1808, the Finnish War between Sweden and Russia began. Charles IV of Spain abdicated in favor of his son, Ferdinand VII. John Jacob Astor incorporated the American Fur Company. Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his Fifth and Sixth Symphonies.
Notable births in 1808 included Confederate president Jefferson Davis and U.S. president Andrew Johnson. Notable deaths included King Christian VII of Denmark and distiller Elijah Craig.
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