Thomas Annan

1831–
Kinfauns, Perthshire, Scotland

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Annan was born on 13 June 1831, in Kinfauns, Perthshire, Scotland, his father, Hector Annan, was 40 and his mother, Catherine Watson, was 37. In 1862, at the age of 30, his occupation is listed as merchant service in Liverpool, Lake, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hector Annan
1791–
Catherine Watson
1794–1843
William Annan
1817–
Mary Annan
1819–
Heneratta Annan
1820–
John Annan
1829–
Thomas Annan
1831–

Parents & Siblings

  • Hector Annan

    Male1791–Male

  • Female1794–1843Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 5

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1863

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Dumfriesshire on the banks of the river Annan, from which its name derives. See also Annand .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Thomas Annan, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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