Joseph Wallace Ring

Brief Life History 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

Sources (14)

  • Joseph W King, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph W Ring, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • ... Ring in entry for William Jackson Ring, "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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

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

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

English, Danish, 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. It may also have arisen as a nickname for a wearer of a ring. This name (of German origin) is also found in Slovenia and in Czechia. Compare English Ringer and German Rink .

Norwegian: variant of Ringen .

German: topographic name from Middle High German, Middle Low German rink, rinc ‘circle’ for someone who lived at a square or market place; or a nickname for a quick or slight, small person, from Middle High German ringe ‘quick, nimble; small, not noteworthy’.

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

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