Thomas Metcalf Atkinson

5 October 1834–24 July 1856 (Age 21)
Mercer, Somerset, Maine, United States

The Life of Thomas Metcalf

When Thomas Metcalf Atkinson was born on 5 October 1834, in Mercer, Somerset, Maine, United States, his father, James Atkinson, was 44 and his mother, Betsey Holbrook, was 33. He lived in Chesterville, Franklin, Maine, United States in 1850. He died on 24 July 1856, in Maine, United States, at the age of 21.

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James Atkinson
Betsey Holbrook
Benjamin Franklin Atkinson
William Atkinson
Cyrus T. Atkinson
Mary Ellen Atkinson
Albert Atkinson
Thomas Metcalf Atkinson
James Newall Atkinson
John Fairfield Atkinson
Henrietta Atkinson

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World Events (5)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 4

Historical Boundaries - 1838: Franklin, Maine, United States
1842 · Webster–Ashburton Treaty

Age 8

The Webster-Ashburton Treaty was signed on August 9, 1842 and resolved the border issues between the United States and British North American colonies which had caused the Aroostook War. The treaty contained several agreements and concessions. It called for an end on the overseas slave trade and proposed that both parties share the Great Lakes. It also reaffirmed the location of the westward frontier border (near the Rocky Mountains) as well as the border between Lake Superior and Lake of the Woods. The treaty was signed by Daniel Webster (United States Secretary of State) and Alexander Baring (British Diplomat, 1st Baron Ashburton).

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas M Atkinson in household of James Atkinson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Metcalf Atkinson, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Thomas Metcalf, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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