Matthew L Ramsey

Male1828–about 1897

Brief Life History of Matthew L

When Matthew L Ramsey was born in 1828, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas King Ramsey, was 33 and his mother, Mary Polly King, was 34. He married Nancy Tomlinson on 19 February 1850, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Civil District 6, Wilson, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He died about 1897, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 70.

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Matthew L Ramsey
Nancy Tomlinson
Marriage: 19 February 1850
Thomas A Ramsey
Nancy T. Ramsey
Mary Romsey
Nancy T. Ramsey
Tillie Ramsey
Zarel Ramsey
Eliza A Ramsey
Hutson Ramsey
Bettie Ramsey
Willie Ramsey

Sources (11)

  • Matthew Ramsey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Matthew L Ramsey, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Matt Ramsey in entry for Zerl Ramsey, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 February 1850Wilson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 2

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    Age 7

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 34

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, and Irish (Antrim): habitational name from Ramsey (Huntingdonshire, now part of Cambridgeshire), from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ + ēg ‘island, low-lying land’. Alternatively, the name may also arise from Ramsey (Essex), probably from the same etymology as the Huntingdonshire placename. However, this is unlikely to be the source of the Scottish surname. This form of the surname is also common in Ireland, where it is probably in most if not all cases an altered form of Scottish Ramsay .

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

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