Joseph Wallace Ring

April 1826–
Marshall, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Wallace

When Joseph Wallace Ring was born in April 1826, in Marshall, Tennessee, United States, his father, Lewis Ring, was 21 and his mother, Jane Hogg, was 18. He married Sarah Ann Sledge on 24 December 1848, in Marshall, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Maury, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years and Civil District 25, Maury, Tennessee, United States in 1900.

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Joseph Wallace Ring
Sarah Ann Sledge
Marriage: 24 December 1848
Aaron Henderson Ring
Sterling Lewis Ring
Elizabeth Jane Ring
Thomas Pinkney Ring
John Columbus Ring
James L Ring
William Jackson Ring
Amanda Melissa Ring
Margaret L Ring
Melvin Alphus Ring
Joe Ring

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+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 4
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built
Age 9
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.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh
Age 36
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

1 English, German, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of rings (from Middle English ring, Middle High German rinc, Middle Dutch ring), either to be worn as jewelry or as component parts of chain-mail, harnesses, and other objects. In part it may also have arisen as a nickname for a wearer of a ring.2 Scandinavian: from ring ‘ring’, probably an ornamental name but possibly applied in the same sense as 3 or 1.3 German: topographic name from Middle High German, Middle Low German rink, rinc ‘circle’.

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

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Sources (13)

  • Joseph W King, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph W King, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Ring, "United States Census, 1850"

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