Termesia Markham

19 August 1834–7 March 1912 (Age 77)
Orange, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Termesia

When Termesia Markham was born on 19 August 1834, in Orange, North Carolina, United States, her father, Willie Markham, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Carlton, was 38. She married Asa Pickett on 10 January 1856, in Orange, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in Durham Township, Orange, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Durham, Durham, North Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 7 March 1912, in Orange, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Durham, Durham, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Asa Pickett
Termesia Markham
Marriage: 10 January 1856
Stantford Henry Pickett
Irving Mordecai Pickett
Virgil Henry Pickett
Asa P Pickett
William Washington Pickett

Spouse and Children

10 January 1856
Orange, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Willie Markham


    Sarah Carlton




    James M. Markham


    Sarah Louisa Markham


    Levi Markham


    Emmaline Markham


    Margaret Markham


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

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.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 19

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 28

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire, named in Old English as ‘homestead at a (district) boundary’, from mearc ‘boundary’ + hām ‘homestead’.2 Irish: English surname used as an equivalent of Gaelic Ó Marcacháin ‘descendant of Marcachán’, a diminutive of Marcach ( see Markey ). This is a Galway surname, which is sometimes ‘translated’ as Ryder .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Temesia Pickett in household of Asa Pickett, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Temeria Pickett in household of William Pickett, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Tennesia Marcum, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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