George Nolen

8 March 1785–12 March 1857 (Age 72)
Fairfield, South Carolina, United States

The Life of George

When George Nolen was born on 8 March 1785, in Fairfield, South Carolina, United States, his father, Steven Nolen III, was 32 and his mother, Mary Polly Smith, was 17. He married Mary Elizabeth Addison in 1807, in Fairfield, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 12 March 1857, in Randolph, Alabama, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Rice Cemetery, Randolph, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Nolen
Mary Elizabeth Addison
Marriage: 1807
Reuben Nolan
Isaac Nolen
Susan Nolen
Polly Ann Nolan
Harriet Caroline Nolen
Christopher C. Nolen
Agnes Grace Nolan
Mordicai M. Nolen
William A Nolen

Spouse and Children

Fairfield, South Carolina, United States


    Reuben Nolan



    Isaac Nolen


    Christopher C. Nolen


    Susan Nolen


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Polly Smith




+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

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 3

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

Age 19

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

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)

  • George Nolen, "Find A Grave Index"
  • 1810 United States Federal Census
  • 1840 United States Federal Census

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