Truman Tomlinson

Brief Life History of Truman

When Truman Tomlinson was born on 7 July 1780, in Paugasset, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, 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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Family Time Line

Truman Tomlinson
1780–1846
Nancy Perry
1783–1841
Marriage: 6 June 1806
Ransom Perry Tomlinson
1808–1872
Mary Tomlinson
1810–1894
Emily Tomlinson
1812–1859
Harrison Tomlinson
1814–1855
Laura Tomlinson
1816–1855
Minerva Tomlinson
1818–1896
John G. Tomlinson
1821–1892

Sources (18)

  • Truman Tomlinson in household of Sylvester Lounsbury, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Truman Tomlinson, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Truman Tomlinson, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

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

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.

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 Middle English personal name T(h)omelin (see Tomlin ) + -son ‘son of Tomlin’.

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

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