Truman Tomlinson

7 July 1780–25 December 1846 (Age 66)
Derby, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Truman

When Truman Tomlinson was born on 7 July 1780, in Derby, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Isaac Tomlinson, was 31 and his mother, Mary Hawkins, was 36. He married Nancy Perry on 6 June 1806, in Castleton, Rutland, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 25 December 1846, at the age of 66, and was buried in Southford, Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Truman Tomlinson
Nancy Perry
Marriage: 6 June 1806
Ransom Perry Tomlinson
Mary Tomlinson
Emily Tomlinson
Harrison Tomlinson
Laura Tomlinson
Minerva Tomlinson
John G. Tomlinson

Spouse and Children

6 June 1806
Castleton, Rutland, Vermont, United States


    Ransom Perry Tomlinson


    Mary Tomlinson



    Harrison Tomlinson


    Laura Tomlinson


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 1

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 20

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Tomlin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Truman Tomlinson in household of Sylvester Lounsbury, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Truman Tomlinson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Truman Tomlinson in entry for Welthy Osborn, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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