Charles Thurman

1831–1867 (Age 36)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Thurman was born about 1831, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Frederick Walter Thurman, was 28 and his mother, Jane A. Carnahan, was 27. He married Elizabeth Thurman about 1857, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Bledsoe, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Bledsoe, Tennessee, United States in 1860. He died on 17 June 1867, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 36.

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Family Time Line

Charles Thurman
1831–1867
Elizabeth Thurman
1840–
Marriage: about 1857
James P. Thurman
1858–
William F Thurman
1860–
Louisa Nmn Evans
1869–1960

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
about 1857
Tennessee, United States
children

(3)

  • James P. Thurman

    Male1858–Male

  • William F Thurman

    Male1860–Male

  • Louisa Nmn Evans

    Female1869–1960Female

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(8)

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World Events (6)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 4

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1846

Age 15

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

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 Thurmon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles Thurman in household of Frederick Thurman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Charlie Thurman in entry for Ephram Alex Thurman, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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