Thomas Benjamin Dial Sr

27 October 1848–2 March 1915 (Age 66)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Thomas Benjamin

When Thomas Benjamin Dial Sr was born on 27 October 1848, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William Mitchell Dial, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth McMillen, was 20. He had at least 6 sons and 3 daughters with Partena Ann TAYLOR. He lived in Magisterial District 5 Vanover, Daviess, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Magisterial District 3, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1898. He died on 2 March 1915, in McCracken, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 66.

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Thomas Benjamin Dial Sr
Partena Ann TAYLOR
Thomas Benjamin Diel Jr
John Diel
Thomas Benjamin Diel
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Louis Diel
Joddia Homer Diel
Joe Diel
S Bennie Diel
Cecil Diel
Blanche Diel

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+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 14

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 18

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

1 English: of uncertain origin; possibly an altered form of Irish Doyle . Compare Dyal .2 Name found among people of Indian origin in Guyana and Trinidad: altered spelling of Dayal . This spelling is found in Indian names occasionally when -dial is the final element of a compound personal name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thos Diel in household of Lizzie Diel, "Kentucky, Livingston County, Colored School Censuses, 1898-1913"
  • Thomas Diel, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas Diel, "United States Census, 1900"

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