Joshua Clinton Bottom

17 August 1827–25 January 1916 (Age 88)
Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Joshua Clinton

When Joshua Clinton Bottom was born on 17 August 1827, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Merry Sanders Bottom, was 36 and his mother, Polly Ann Dye, was 36. He married Sarah Ann Thornton on 11 March 1849, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Elk Township, Nuckolls, Nebraska, United States for about 5 years and Logan Township, Clay, Nebraska, United States in 1900. He died on 25 January 1916, in Willow Springs, Howell, Missouri, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Nuckolls, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Clinton Bottom
1827–1916
Sarah Ann Thornton
1832–1900
Marriage: 11 March 1849
Henry Sanders Bottom
1849–1925
Robert Clinton Bottom
1854–1931
Emily Ann Bottom
1857–1941
Albert Bottom
1859–1867
Edward Sidney Bottom
1862–1946
Franklin Herrick Bottom
1864–1942
Sarah Olive Bottom
1867–1949
John Oscar Bottom
1872–1895

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 March 1849
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
children

(8)

    Henry Sanders Bottom

    Male1849–1925Male

    Male1854–1931Male

    Emily Ann Bottom

    Female1857–1941Female

    Albert Bottom

    Male1859–1867Male

    Male1862–1946Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Lucinda Amanda Saunders Bottom

    Female1812–1895Female

    Lucetta Mayfield Bottom

    Female1814–1858Female

    Rev. Jesse Hinson Bottom

    Male1815–1870Male

    Female1817–1850Female

    Margaret Ann Bottom

    Female1823–1869Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 5

The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the "British Band", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 29

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived in a broad valley, from Old English botm ‘valley bottom’.2 In some cases, a mistranslation of French Lafond, in which Old French la fond ‘fountain’ is confused with modern French le fond ‘the bottom’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Josuah C Bottom, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Isaac C Bottom, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joshua Bottom, "Nebraska, State Census, 1885"

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