Willie D Crittenden

Male30 September 1849–

Brief Life History of Willie D

When Willie D Crittenden was born on 30 September 1849, in Madison, Tennessee, United States, his father, Harvey Seneca Crittenden, was 31 and his mother, Mary Adeline Cobb, was 13.

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Harvey Seneca Crittenden
Mary Adeline Cobb
Willie D Crittenden
Frances Elizabeth Crittenden
Emma F. Crittenden
Harvey Thomas Crittenden
Harold Cobb Crittenden
Mary Emma Crittenden

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    World Events (3)

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 13

    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 14

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 14

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    English (Kent): habitational name from Crittenden or from a lost place called Cruttenden in Headcorn (both in Kent). The former is named with the Old English personal name Gūthhere + Old English -ing- denoting association with + Old English denn ‘woodland pasture’.

    History: The statesman John Jordan Crittenden, who was born near Versailles, KY, in 1787, was of Welsh descent on his father's side. His immigrant ancestor arrived in VA before 1650. His father, a major in the American Revolution, moved from VA to KY and settled in Woodford Co.

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

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