William Jackson Nolen

10 March 1783–18 December 1850 (Age 67)
Fairfield, South Carolina, United States

The Life of William Jackson

When William Jackson Nolen was born on 10 March 1783, in Fairfield, South Carolina, United States, his father, Steven Nolen III, was 30 and his mother, Mary Polly Smith, was 28. He married Mary Ann Alcorn in 1805. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Newton, Georgia, United States in 1850. He died on 18 December 1850, in Rocky Plains, Newton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Rocky Plains, Newton, Georgia, United States.

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William Jackson Nolen
Mary Ann Alcorn
Marriage: 1805
James Nolen
Mary Ann Polly Nolen
Albert Abner Nolen
Stephen Nolen
Augustus Nolen
Mary Nolen
Sarah Chambers Nolen
Richard Nolen
Elijah Nolen
William Nolen

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    Mary Polly Smith




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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · South Carolina becomes the 8th state in the Union

Age 5

On May 23, 1788, South Carolina ratifies the Constitution of the United States making it the 8th State of the Union.

Age 20

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and North German: from a Germanic personal name formed with an element cognate with Middle Low German nōt ‘distress’, ‘power’.2 Swedish: probably an ornamental or habitational name formed with Nol-, from Nord- ‘north’, plus the adjectival suffix -én, from Latin -en(i)us. However, it may also be a variant of Nolin, which in at least one case is derived from a place called Skällsäter, by Latinization of Skäll-, erroneously thought to be derived from Swedish skälla ‘little bell’, Latin nola. The place name is in fact derived either from Swedish dialect skäll ‘barren’, ‘infertile’, or from Swedish sköld ‘shield’.3 Irish: variant spelling of Nolan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Nolan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Jackson Nolen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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