William T Tolman

7 May 1827–5 August 1898 (Age 71)
Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William T

When William T Tolman was born on 7 May 1827, in Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Cushing Tolman, was 22 and his mother, Jane Bailey Sale, was 23. He married Margaret P. Jackson on 19 November 1848, in Massachusetts, United States. He lived in China, Kennebec, Maine, United States in 1890. He died on 5 August 1898, in Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Branch Mills Cemetery, China, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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William T Tolman
Margaret P. Jackson
Marriage: 19 November 1848

Spouse and Children

19 November 1848
Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings





    Sarah Jane Tolman


    Almira Sale Tolman


    Almira Sale Tolman


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 5

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

Age 19

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): occupational name for a toll collector, from Middle English toll ‘tax’, ‘payment’ ( see Toller ) + man ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm T Tolman in household of Catherine Holman, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • William Toleman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William T Toleman, "United States Census, 1880"

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