Thomas B Covington

9 June 1845–31 May 1926 (Age 81)
Richmond, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Thomas B

When Thomas B Covington was born on 9 June 1845, in Richmond, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Little Covington, was 43 and his mother, Cecelia Stewart Thomas, was 37. He married Alden about 1866, in Bear Creek, Chatham, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States for about 60 years. He died on 31 May 1926, in Richmond, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States.

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Thomas B Covington
Marriage: about 1866

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about 1866
Bear Creek, Chatham, North Carolina, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 8

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.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 22

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from Covinton in Lanarkshire, first recorded in the late 12th century in the Latin form Villa Colbani, and twenty years later as Colbaynistun. By 1422 it had been collapsed to Cowantoun, and at the end of the 15th century it first appears in the form Covingtoun. It is nevertheless clearly named with the personal name Colban ( see Coleman 1) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’; Colban was a follower of David, Prince of Cumbria, in about 1120 .2 English: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire) named Covington, from an Old English personal name Cofa + Old English -ingdenoting association + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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  • Thomas B Covington, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas B Covington, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thos Covington in household of William L Covington, "United States Census, 1860"

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