Drucilla Totten

Brief Life History of Drucilla

When Drucilla Totten was born in August 1813, in Smyth, Virginia, United States, her father, John Totten JR, was 27 and her mother, Margaret Peggy Calhoun, was 17. She married William E. Cooper on 4 May 1847, in Smyth, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 15 August 1886, in Rich Valley, Smyth, Virginia, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Nebo, Smyth, Virginia, United States.

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William E. Cooper
Drucilla Totten
Marriage: 4 May 1847
Pleasant Daily Cooper

Sources (9)

  • Dricilla Young in household of P D Cooper, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Drusilla Young, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"
  • Drucilla Totten in entry for William E Cooper, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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.

Name Meaning


variant of Tutin. This name derives either from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Tot(t)ing or Tut(t)ing, pet forms of Old English Tot(t)a or Tut(t)a; or is a topographic name from an unrecorded Middle English word toting ‘lookout place’, a derivative of Old English tōtian ‘to peep out, stick out’.

habitational name from Totnes (Devon), derived from the Old English personal name Totta + Old English næss ‘promontory, headland’.

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

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