Thomas W. Atchison

1846–1923 (Age 77)
Palmetto, Campbell, Georgia, United States

The Life of Thomas W.

When Thomas W. Atchison was born on 15 February 1846, in Palmetto, Campbell, Georgia, United States, his father, William Atchison, was 53 and his mother, Dicey Jane Byram, was 41. He married Celia Roundtree Meggs Atchison in 1868, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 6 Wedowee, Randolph, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Ashland, Clay, Alabama, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1864. He died on 19 November 1923, in College Park, Clayton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Thomas W. Atchison
Celia Roundtree Meggs Atchison
Marriage: 1868
Ida May Atchison
Mary Wiley Atchison

Spouse & Children

Georgia, United States


  • Female1874–1951Female

  • Mary Wiley Atchison


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1793–1851Male

  • Dicey Jane Byram




  • Margaret Amanda Atchison


  • Jane Atchison


  • Female1827–Female

  • Female1835–1900Female

  • Harriet Atchison


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World Events (8)

1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 3

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.

Age 20

Historical Boundaries - 1866: Talladega, Alabama, United States; 1866: Clay, Alabama, United States
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 21

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: palatalized form of Atkinson or Addison , each a patronymic from one of the many medieval pet forms of Adam , for example Atty, Addie, and (with the diminutive suffix -kin) Atkin, Aitkin, and Adkin.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas M Atcherson in household of Disey Atcherson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas W Atchison, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas William Atchison, "Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927"

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