Volantia Jane Carothers

17 September 1819–30 May 1858 (Age 38)
Williamson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Volantia Jane

When Volantia Jane Carothers was born on 17 September 1819, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States, her father, James C. Carothers, was 27 and her mother, Penelope H. Barfield, was 22. She married Thomas Jefferson Cook on 20 August 1836, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 30 May 1858, in her hometown, at the age of 38, and was buried in Williamson, Tennessee, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Cook
Volantia Jane Carothers
Marriage: 20 August 1836
Caroline Cook

Spouse and Children

20 August 1836
Williamson, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Penelope H. Barfield





    Lelotia Carothers


    James Lewis Carothers


    Robert Blake Caruthers


    Nancy House Carothers


+5 More Children

World Events (6)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 1

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 11

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Carruthers .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Valantie J Cook, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Valantie J Cook, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Valantie J Cook, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.