Columbus Allphin


Brief Life History of Columbus

When Columbus Allphin was born in 1854, in Virginia, United States, his father, Rueben Allphin, was 29 and his mother, Margaret A., was 24.

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Rueben Allphin
Margaret A.
Archibald Allphin
Columbus Allphin
Julia A. Allphin
Washington Alphin

Sources (1)

  • Columbus Alphin in household of Ruebin Alphin, "United States Census, 1870"

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Siblings (4)

World Events (3)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 7

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


Age 9

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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

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

Variant of Alphin .

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

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