William Covington

1856–
Union Township, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States

The Life of William

When William Covington was born in 1856, in Union Township, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, his father, Franklin Edward Covington, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Coleman, was 19.

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Franklin Edward Covington
1833–1884
Sarah Elizabeth Coleman
1837–1930
Francis Covington
1854–
Wade H Covington
1870–1947
William Covington
1856–
Martin G. Covington
1857–1916
George W Covington
1868–
Martha Jane Covington
1874–1965
Garland Govener Covington
1876–1944
Zula A Covington
1879–

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World Events (3)

1861

Age 5

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 7

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

1 Scottish: habitational name from Covinton in Lanarkshire, first recorded in the late 12th century in the Latin form Villa Colbani, and twenty years later as Colbaynistun. By 1422 it had been collapsed to Cowantoun, and at the end of the 15th century it first appears in the form Covingtoun. It is nevertheless clearly named with the personal name Colban ( see Coleman 1) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’; Colban was a follower of David, Prince of Cumbria, in about 1120 .2 English: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire) named Covington, from an Old English personal name Cofa + Old English -ingdenoting association + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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