Thomas Marvin Turpin

Male17 September 1838–15 August 1908

Brief Life History of Thomas Marvin

When Thomas Marvin Turpin was born on 17 September 1838, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, his father, Philip G Turpin, was 51 and his mother, Elvira Clayton, was 40. He married Cleopatra A Hatcher on 25 October 1866. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Northern District, Bedford, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Charlemont, Bedford, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 15 August 1908, at the age of 69.

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Thomas Marvin Turpin
Caroline W Penn
Marriage: 8 December 1874
Russel Aubrey Turpin
Edna Sale Turpin
Thomas Marvin Turpin

Sources (53)

  • Thomas Turpin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thos M, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • Thos. M. Turpin, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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  • Marriage
    8 December 1874Bedford, Virginia, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 6

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


    Age 8

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas

    Age 23

    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

    Name Meaning

    French and English: from the Old French and Middle English personal name Turpin, representing the falling together of the Old Norse name Thórfinnr (composed of the elements Thórr, the name of the god of thunder in Scandinavian mythology + the ethnic name Finnr ‘Finn’; compare Turvin ) and of the Latin name Turpinus (from Latin turpis ‘ugly, base’), one of the self-abasing names adopted as a mark of humility by the early Christians (it was borne by the archbishop of Rheims in the Charlemagne legend), and of the Old French and Middle English form.

    History: Alexandre Turpin from France married Marie-Charlotte Beauvais in Montreal, QC, in 1684.

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

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