Samuel Puckett Jr

about 1816–about 1899 (Age 83)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Puckett Jr was born about 1816, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Samuel Puckett Sr., was 38 and his mother, Mary Lucinda 'Polly' Watkins, was 35. He married Nancy Conkright about 1852. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Estill, Kentucky, United States in 1840. He died about 1899, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83.

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Samuel Puckett Jr
Nancy Conkright
Marriage: about 1852
Leroy Puckett Sr
Edward Puckett

Spouse and Children

about 1852


    Leroy Puckett Sr


    Edward Puckett


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Lucinda 'Polly' Watkins




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World Events (8)


Age 2

Illinois is the 21st state.
1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 2

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 23

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

English (Dorset): of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Pocket(t), from a diminutive of Anglo-Norman French poque ‘small pouch’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of purses and pouches or a nickname. Alternatively it could be from a diminutive of Middle English pouk(e) ‘evil spirit’, ‘puck’, ‘goblin’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Puckett, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Saml Puckett, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Saml Puckett, "United States Census, 1860"

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