William Page Atkinson

1826–1850 (Age 24)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Page

When William Page Atkinson was born on 3 August 1826, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Zachariah Morris Atkinson, was 45 and his mother, Mary Ann 'Polly' Page, was 17. He married Lucy Massie in 1846, in Adair, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Hancock Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died on 22 August 1850, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Bentley, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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William Page Atkinson
Lucy Massie
Marriage: 1846
Mary J. Atkinson

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Adair, Kentucky, United States


  • Mary J. Atkinson


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World Events (7)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 4

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 10

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Atkinson in household of Hortence Candiff, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Atkinson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • William Atkinson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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