William M. Tarrant

10 March 1818–23 March 1894 (Age 76)
Warren, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William M.

When William M. Tarrant was born on 10 March 1818, in Warren, Kentucky, United States, his father, Terry Tarrant, was 46 and his mother, Mary Polly Patrick, was 30. He married Mary Elizabeth Ellis on 2 May 1838, in Warren, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1860 and Justice Precinct 2, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 23 March 1894, in Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Big Springs Cemetery, Garland, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William M. Tarrant
Mary Eleanor Langford
Marriage: 4 January 1839
Zulan James Tarrants
Surilda J. Tarrant
Julia C. Tarrant
Mary B. Tarrant
Sarah Amanda Tarrant
Frances Josephine Tarrant
James E. Tarrant
Augustus C. Tarrant
Mahala Tarrant
John D. Tarrant

Spouse and Children

4 January 1839
Warren, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 
1819 · First Commercial Oil Well Opens

Age 1

In 1819, in McCreary County, Kentucky along Cumberland River was the site of the first commercial oil well.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 26

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Name Meaning

1 English (southern): topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Tarrant river in Dorset, of which the name is of the same origin as Trent .2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Toráin ( see Torrens ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • W Tarrant, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wm M Tarant, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Terrant, "United States Census, 1850"

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