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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William Atkin
Elizabeth Wann
Marriage: 29 June 1832
Robert Atkin
Adelaide Atkin
William Atkin
Sophia Ann Atkin
Levi Atkin
Henry Atkin
Sophia Atkin
Peter Atkin
Charles Atkin

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.


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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