Pitts Lynn

Brief Life History of Pitts

When Pitts Lynn was born in 1822, in Kentucky, United States, his father, James Lynn III, was 42 and his mother, Michaelle Mical Pitts, was 32. He married Mary Polly S Miles on 13 January 1842, in Robertson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 3 December 1872, in Massac, Illinois, United States, at the age of 50.

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Pitts Lynn
Mary Polly S Miles
1821–before 1863
Marriage: 13 January 1842
James Franklin Lynn
Mary K Lynn
Matilda J. Linn
Malinda Ann Lynn
Ann Lynn
Saraphine Lynn
John Kanaoy Lynn
Margaret Jane Lynn

Sources (13)

  • Pitts Lynn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Pitts Lynn, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Pitman Lynn in entry for John K. Lynn, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhloinn and Ó Fhloinn (see Flynn ).

Scottish: variant of Lyne 3.

English: habitational name from any of several places so called in Norfolk, in particular King's Lynn, an important center of the medieval wool trade. The placename is probably from an Old Welsh word cognate with Gaelic linn ‘pool, stream’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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