William Travis

1778–1850 (Age 72)
Rutherford, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William

When William Travis was born in 1778, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, his father, Daniel Travis, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Jerrell, was 36. He had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Lydia Gray. He lived in Lawrence Township, Lawrence, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died in 1850, in Lawrence, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Bridgeport Township, Lawrence, Illinois, United States.

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William Travis
Lydia Gray
John Milton Travis
Isabella Travis
Elizabeth Ann Travis
Jane Travis

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

Age 18

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 22

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name for a gatherer of tolls exacted for the right of passage across a bridge, ford, or other thoroughfare, from Middle English travis ‘crossing’, variant of travers ( see Travers ).2 German: Americanized variant of Drewes .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Travis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • 1850 census of William & Lydia Travis, with Martha J. Malone; in Lawrence, Illinois. (Martha J. Malone is a grandchild of William & Lydia Travis.)
  • William Travis in entry for Sarah Melissa Travis, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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