Galen Livingston

8 May 1836–7 February 1864 (Age 27)
Grainger, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Galen

When Galen Livingston was born on 8 May 1836, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jesse Livingston, was 35 and his mother, Honor Noe, was 35. He married Nancy Davis on 28 January 1861. He died on 7 February 1864, at the age of 27, and was buried in Scotland, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States.

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Galen Livingston
Nancy Davis
Marriage: 28 January 1861

Spouse and Children


    Nancy Davis


28 January 1861

Parents and Siblings

    Jesse Livingston


    Honor Noe




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World Events (4)


Age 10

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

Age 10

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 26

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place in Lothian, originally named in Middle English as Levingston, from an owner called Levin ( see Lewin 1), who appears in charters of David I in the early 12th century.2 Irish: name adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Ó Duinnshléibhe and Mac Duinnshléibhe ( see Dunleavy ).3 Americanized form of Jewish Lowenstein .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Galen Levingston in household of Jessie Levingston, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Galen Livingston, "United States Register of Confederates and Civilians Who Died in the North,1861-1865"
  • Galing Livingston, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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