Mardis Truss

Alabama, United States

The Life of Mardis

When Mardis Truss was born in 1858, in Alabama, United States, his father, Josiah Truss, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth G. Hagood, was 33. He lived in Calhoun, Mississippi, United States in 1860.

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Josiah Truss
Elizabeth G. Hagood
Christopher Columbus Truss
Susan Truss
Florence Truss
Arabella Truss
Thomas Warren Truss
Ophelia Truss
Leona Truss
Samuel Manfield Truss
Mardis Truss

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World Events (3)


Age 3

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1861 · Ship Island is Captured by Union Forces

Age 3

Ship Island was an important port for French Louisiana as it helped to establish the growth of the Gulf Coast. It is nicknamed “Plymouth Rock of the Gulf Coast.” Later it helped Union forces capture New Orleans and Mobile. Located there is Fort Massachusetts. In 1861, at the beginning of the Civil War, volunteers from Connecticut were sent there. It was used as a place for the POW Confederate soldiers. This area was important to the Battle of Vicksburg and General Sheridan’s victory at Cedar Creek.
1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 3

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational nickname for a peddler, from Old French trousse ‘bundle’, ‘pack’.2 Ukrainian: nickname from trus ‘rabbit’, typically applied to someone thought to be a coward.

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

Sources (2)

  • Modest Truss in household of Josiah Truss, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Family History Letter written in 1912 by Columbus Truss

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