Charles Thurman

1842–1900 (Age 58)
Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Thurman was born in 1842, in Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Brinson Thurman Sr., was 42 and his mother, Margaret Swafford, was 40. He married Amanda Wright about 1862, in Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Rhea, Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Civil District 3, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He died in 1900, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Charles Thurman
Amanda Wright
Marriage: about 1862
Sarah Margaret Thurman
Rebecca E Thurman
John Thomas Thurman
J C Thurman
S S Thurman
E M Thurman
Obie Young Thurman

Spouse & Children

about 1862
Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States


  • Sarah Margaret Thurman


  • Rebecca E Thurman


  • Male1869–1960Male

  • J C Thurman


  • S S Thurman


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 4

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 20

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 English (East Midlands): from the Middle English personal name Thurmond, Old Norse þormundr, composed of the elements þórr, name of the Norse god of thunder ( see Thor ) + mundr ‘protection’. Reaney and Wilson suggest that, Thurmond having been an uncommon personal name, this surname may also represent the commoner name Thurmod, Thormod with the second element derived from Old Norse móþr ‘mind’, ‘courage’, but assimilated to -mund (a common second element in other compound names).2 German (Thurmann): habitational name for someone from a place called Thur ( see Thur ).3 German (Thurmann): occupational name for a watchman, from Middle Low German torn(e)-man (torn(e) ‘tower’) or Middle High German turn, turm ‘tower’ + man ‘man’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Charles Thomas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Chas Thurman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles Thurman in household of William Thurman, "United States Census, 1860"

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