William Harvey Rymer

22 April 1828–30 March 1902 (Age 73)
Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Harvey

When William Harvey Rymer was born on 22 April 1828, in Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, his father, King David Rymer III, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Debord, was 21. He married Martitia Catherine Davis on 9 November 1848, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 30 March 1902, in Polk, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Reliance Cemetery, Polk, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Harvey Rymer
Martitia Catherine Davis
Marriage: 9 November 1848
John Barnett Rymer
Henry Rymer
William D. Rymer
Margaret Elizabeth Rymer
James Marion Rymer
George Leander Rymer
Jacob Miranda Rymer
Isaac Vernon Rymer
Joseph Harvey Rymer
Ellison Frederick Rymer

Spouse and Children

9 November 1848
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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 · Trail of Tears

Age 2

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 25

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Rimer 1.2 German: variant of Riemer .3 German: habitational name for someone from Riem (now a suburb of Munich; formerly a separate town).

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

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Sources (3)

  • H Rymer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harve Rymer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harry Rimer, "United States Census, 1860"

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