Hugh Tolin

1823–1907 (Age 84)
Montgomery, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Hugh

When Hugh Tolin was born on 2 September 1823, in Montgomery, Kentucky, United States, his father, Porterfield Tolin, was 45 and his mother, Rebecca Vanlandingham, was 35. He married Mary Jane Pickett on 29 November 1853, in Buchanan, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Daviess, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States in 1860. He died on 24 November 1907, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mount Mora Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Tolin
Mary Jane Pickett
Marriage: 29 November 1853
John W Tolin
Jefferson Tolin
Francis Tolin
Edward Tolin
Laura Tolin

Spouse & Children

29 November 1853
Buchanan, Missouri, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Porterfield Tolin


  • Rebecca Vanlandingham




  • Nancy Tolin


  • Catharine Tolin


  • George Washington Tolin


  • Cena Tolin


  • Male1823–1907Male

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 7

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.

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

French: from a pet form of a Nordic personal name, Tolimer, composed of a hypocoristic form of compound names in Thor- ( see Thor ) + mar ‘famous’.

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

Hugh Tolin (farmer and stock-raiser), post-office, Kidder

Following is a biography of Hugh Tolin from HISTORY OF CALDWELL AND LIVINGSTON COUNTIES, MISSOURI (1886): "Written and Compiled from the Most Authentic Official and Private Sources, Including a Histor …

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Sources (3)

  • Hugh Tolen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hugh Tolin in household of Porterfield Tolin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hugh Tolin, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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