William Puckett

Male1802–

Brief Life History of William

William Puckett was born in 1802, in Russell, Virginia, United States.

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  • William Puckett in household of James Puckett, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (3)

1803

Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 10

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

Name Meaning

English (Dorset): variant of Pockett, from Middle English poket, pouket, a borrowing of Anglo-Norman French po(u)quet, Old French pochet ‘small sack, bag, or pouch’, perhaps given to a maker of such articles.

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

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