Thomas Jefferson Atchison

1830–1915 (Age 85)
Bath, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Atchison was born on 18 June 1830, in Bath, Kentucky, United States, his father, Silas Atchison, was 43 and his mother, Mary Shepherd, was 40. He married Elizabeth Caroline Maxey on 22 January 1852, in Bath, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Fleming, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Magisterial District 2, Fleming, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 14 November 1915, in Poplar Plains, Fleming, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 85.

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Thomas Jefferson Atchison
Elizabeth Caroline Maxey
Marriage: 22 January 1852
Asa A. Atchison
Lydia Beck Bryant Atchison
Lydia Beth Atchison
Julian Atchison
Julia Ann Atchison
Mary Catharine Atchison
John Thomas Maxey Atchison

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22 January 1852
Bath, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 20

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 31

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: palatalized form of Atkinson or Addison , each a patronymic from one of the many medieval pet forms of Adam , for example Atty, Addie, and (with the diminutive suffix -kin) Atkin, Aitkin, and Adkin.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Thos J Atchison in household of Thomas Atchison, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Tho G Atchison, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas J Atchison, "United States Census, 1900"

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