William Tew

1841–
Barbour, Alabama, United States

The Life of William

William Tew was born in 1841, in Barbour, Alabama, United States. He lived in Sampson, North Carolina, United States in 1850.

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 8

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
1863

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: nickname for a fat man, from tew ‘plump’.2 English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire (Great, Little and Duns Tew), named with an Old English tīewe ‘row’, ‘ridge’. The surname has been established in Ireland since the 16th century.

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

Sources (1)

  • William Teul in household of Wm B Teul, "United States Census, 1850"

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