Thomas J. Atchison

1828–1915 (Age 88)
Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Thomas J.

When Thomas J. Atchison was born in January 1828, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States, his father, Ignatius Atchison, was 25 and his mother, Philadelphia Hopper, was 23. He married Ailcy Malden on 14 March 1851, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States. He lived in Moores Prairie Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He died on 30 December 1915, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Spring Garden, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Thomas J. Atchison
1828–1915
Ailcy Malden
1832–
Marriage: 14 March 1851

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
14 March 1851
Jefferson, Illinois, United States

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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.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 4

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 28

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: palatalized form of Atkinson or Addison , each a patronymic from one of the many medieval pet forms of Adam , for example Atty, Addie, and (with the diminutive suffix -kin) Atkin, Aitkin, and Adkin.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Thos Acheson in household of Ignatious Acheson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Atchison, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas Atchison, "United States Census, 1880"

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