Thomas Perry Liston

1819–1877 (Age 58)
Sullivan, Indiana, United States

The Life of Thomas Perry

When Thomas Perry Liston was born on 2 April 1819, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States, his father, William C. Liston, was 22 and his mother, Nancy Patton, was 27. He married Anna Maria Wallace on 8 September 1841, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Curry Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1870. He died on 9 April 1877, at the age of 58, and was buried in Sullivan, Indiana, United States.

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Thomas Perry Liston
Anna Maria Wallace
Marriage: 8 September 1841
Margaret Emily Liston
Mary Liston
Francis Liston
Cyntha Ann 'Annie' Liston

Spouse & Children

8 September 1841
Sullivan, Indiana, United States


  • Margaret Emily Liston


  • Mary Liston


  • Cyntha Ann 'Annie' Liston


  • Francis Liston


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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 6

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 17

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Essex, so named from the Old English personal name Lissa (probably a pet form of Lēofsige; see Livesay 2) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Scottish: habitational name from places in West Lothian and Midlothian, which probably have the same origin as in 1. This surname is also found in Ireland.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas B Lerston, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas P Liston, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thos Liston in entry for Martin All and D M Liston, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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