William Thomas Lyell

Brief Life History of William Thomas

When William Thomas Lyell was born in March 1834, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Charles S Lyell, was 24 and his mother, Mary Frances Newsome, was 21. He married Mary Jane Tudor on 11 August 1853, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Marshall, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died in 1907, in Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Rock Bridge Cemetery, Apex, Christian, Kentucky, United States.

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William Thomas Lyell
1834–1907
Mary Jane Tudor
1835–
Marriage: 11 August 1853
Hattie Elizabeth Lile
1856–1934
Mary Alice Lyle
1860–1926
James Franklin Lyell
1864–1943

Sources (9)

  • Wm T Lyle in household of Charles Lyle, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William T Lyell, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Wm Lile, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1967"

World Events (8)

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

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.

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Lyall .

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

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