Samuel Willard Temple

27 April 1808–10 July 1887 (Age 79)
Sunderland, Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

5 March 1829
Vermont, United States


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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 10

Illinois is the 21st state.
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

1 English and French: occupational name or habitational name for someone who was employed at or lived near one of the houses (‘temples’) maintained by the Knights Templar, a crusading order so named because they claimed to occupy in Jerusalem the site of the old temple (Middle English, Old French temple, Latin templum). The order was founded in 1118 and flourished for 200 years, but was suppressed as heretical in 1312 .2 English: name given to foundlings baptized at the Temple Church, London, so called because it was originally built on land belonging to the Templars.3 Scottish: habitational name from the parish of Temple in Edinburgh, likewise named because it was the site of the local headquarters of the Knights Templar.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Willard Temple, "United States Census, 1850"
  • S W Temple, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Samuel Temple, "United States Census, 1870"

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