William Atkin

Brief Life History of William

When William Atkin was born on 31 January 1800, in Empingham, Rutland, England, his father, Richard Atkin, was 27 and his mother, Mary Clitheroe, was 27. He married Sarah Ridlington on 21 November 1820, in Collyweston, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Empingham, Rutland, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 18 August 1875, in Upton, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Upton Cemetery, Upton, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Atkin
1800–1875
Elizabeth Wann
1806–1859
Marriage: 29 June 1832
Robert Atkin
1829–1831
Adelaide Atkin
1833–1915
William Atkin
1835–1900
Sophia Ann Atkin
1837–1840
Levi Atkin
1840–1860
Henry Atkin
1842–1929
Sophia Atkin
1844–1924
Peter Atkin
1847–1928
Charles Atkin
1850–1850

Sources (71)

  • William Atkinson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Family Data Collection - Births
  • William Adkins, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Atkin (composed of Ade + the diminutive suffix -kin). This is one of the many medieval pet forms of Adam . Compare Scottish Aitken .

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

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Sophia Ann Atkin 1844-1924

Sophia Atkin emigrated to America at the age of 12 accompanied by her brother Levi Atkin, age 15, expecting to meet their older brother, William ATkin, at Woodriver, Iowa. William Atkin and his wife …

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