Katherine Turpin

Brief Life History of Katherine

When Katherine Turpin was born in 1721, her father, Solomon Ivory Turpin Jr., was 21 and her mother, Elizabeth Kathryn Love, was 21. She married Indimeon Baker in Burlington, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died in July 1794, in Long Creek Township, New Hanover, North Carolina, British Colonial America, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Indimeon Baker
Katherine Turpin
George Baker
Rachael Baker
Sarah Sophia Baker
Alice Baker
Margeret Baker
Edward Indimeon Baker
Nathan Baker

Sources (21)

  • Katherine in entry for Rachel Baker, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • Katherine in entry for Rachel Baker, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • Katherine in entry for Rachel Baker, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"

World Events (3)

1729 · Becomes a Royal Colony

July 25, 1729, North Carolina became a royal colony, when the colony was sold to King George II.

1767 · Tryon Palace

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.

1774 · Edenton Tea Party

On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.

Name Meaning

French and English: from the Old French and Middle English personal name Turpin, representing the falling together of the Old Norse name Thórfinnr (composed of the elements Thórr, the name of the god of thunder in Scandinavian mythology + the ethnic name Finnr ‘Finn’; compare Turvin ) and of the Latin name Turpinus (from Latin turpis ‘ugly, base’), one of the self-abasing names adopted as a mark of humility by the early Christians (it was borne by the archbishop of Rheims in the Charlemagne legend), and of the Old French and Middle English form.

History: Alexandre Turpin from France married Marie-Charlotte Beauvais in Montreal, QC, in 1684.

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

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