Samuel Willard Temple

Male27 April 1808–10 July 1887

Brief Life History of Samuel Willard

When Samuel Willard Temple was born on 27 April 1808, in Sunderland, Bennington, Vermont, United States, his father, Palmer Columbus Temple, was 36 and his mother, Rhoda King, was 30. He married Jane Martha Hill on 5 March 1829, in Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 10 July 1887, in Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois, United States.

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Samuel Willard Temple
Jane Martha Hill
Marriage: 5 March 1829
Adelia D. Temple
Palmer Columbus Temple
Samuel Willard Temple
Sarah Jane Temple
Orville Everett Temple
Mortimer F Temple
Adeline Jane Temple
Amelia Temple

Sources (15)

  • Willard Temple, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Samuel Willard Temple - birth-name: Samuel Willard Temple
  • Samuel W Temple, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 March 1829Vermont, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


    Age 12

    Historical Boundaries: 1820: Madison, Illinois, United States 1821: Pike, Illinois, United States

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 22

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern England and London), Scottish, and French: from Middle English, Old French temple ‘temple’ (from Latin templum), denoting a religious house or manorial estate of the Knights Templar. The surname may be a metonymic occupational name for someone who lived or worked at such an establishment, or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Temple in Cornwall (Midlothian). The Knights Templar were a crusading order, so named because they claimed to occupy in Jerusalem the site of the old temple. The order was founded in 1118 and flourished for 200 years, but was suppressed as heretical in 1312.

    English: nickname given to foundlings baptized at the Temple Church, London, so called because it was originally built on land belonging to the Templars.

    Americanized form of North German or Dutch Tempel 1.

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

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