Thomas Richard Blevins

8 October 1850–28 January 1922 (Age 71)
Decatur, Meigs, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Thomas Richard

When Thomas Richard Blevins was born on 8 October 1850, in Decatur, Meigs, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Wilson Blevins, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Frances Guinn, was 39. He married Susan Josephine Hornsby on 29 October 1877, in Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in McMinn, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 2, McMinn, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 28 January 1922, in Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States.

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Thomas Richard Blevins
Susan Josephine Hornsby
Marriage: 29 October 1877
Mamie Blevins
Ida May Blevins
Walter Stellas Blevins
Sue Annette Blevins

Spouse and Children

29 October 1877
Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 12

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 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 20

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English, of Welsh origin: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Ble(i)ddyn ( see Blethen ), with the addition of the English patronymic suffix -s.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thos Blevins in household of Bartly Blevins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas R Blevins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas R Blevins, "United States Census, 1920"

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