Joseph Tankersley

22 July 1811–1901 (Age 89)
Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Tankersley was born on 22 July 1811, in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Tankersley, was 48 and his mother, Elizabeth Turnbough, was 43. He died in 1901, at the age of 90.

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William Tankersley
Elizabeth Turnbough
William E Tankesley
Mary Tankersley
Lettery Tankersley
Anna Tankesley
John Tankersley
Nancy Tankersley
Henry Tankersley
Lettery Tankersley
Joseph Tankersley
Sephronia "Sippeny" Tankersley

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World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 11

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

Age 24

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Tankersley in South Yorkshire (formerly in the West Riding), named in Old English as ‘Tancred's clearing (lēah)’. Compare Italian Tancredi .

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

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