Della Thomas Covington

20 February 1854–30 November 1928 (Age 74)
Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Della

When Della Thomas Covington was born on 20 February 1854, in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States, her father, Alexander A Covington, was 31 and her mother, Martha Ann Moody, was 29. She married William Little Covington about 1872, in Richmond, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Rockingham Township, Richmond, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Richmond, North Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 30 November 1928, in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Eastside Cemetery, Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Little Covington
1849–1919
Della Thomas Covington
1854–1928
Marriage: about 1872
Edwin Pressley Covington
1878–1955
Martha White Covington
1880–1967
Alexander Ara Covington
1883–1948
Alice Viola Covington
1887–1979
William Little Covington III
1893–1937

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1872Richmond, North Carolina, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island
    Age 8
    On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.
    1863
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 21
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English, French, Walloon, Breton, German, Dutch, Flemish, Danish, Greek, West Indian (mainly Haiti and Jamaica), and African (mainly Tanzania and Nigeria): from the personal name Thomas, of Biblical (New Testament) origin, from Aramaic t’ōm’a, a byname meaning ‘twin’. It was borne by one of the disciples of Christ, known for his scepticism about Christ's resurrection (John 20:24–29). The Th- spelling is organic, the initial letter of the name in the Greek New Testament being a theta. The English pronunciation as t rather than th- is the result of French influence from an early date. In Britain, the surname is widely distributed throughout the country, but especially common in Wales and Cornwall. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed many cognates from other languages (e.g. Assyrian/Chaldean or Arabic Toma and Tuma , Albanian Toma and Thoma , and Slavic surnames listed in 3 below), and their patronymics and other derivatives (e.g. Polish Tomaszewski and Slovenian Tomažič; see Tomazic ). In France, this surname is most common in the Vosges and Brittany. The name Thomas is also found among Christians in southern India (compare Machan , Mammen , and Oommen ), but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames, the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. This surname is also very common among African Americans.Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Thomas (see 1 above) as a surname.Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Tomas , Tomasz, and Tomaś, Sorbian Tomaš (see also 4 below), Croatian Tomaš and Tomas , Slovenian Tomaš and Tomaž, Czech and Slovak Tomáš, all meaning ‘Thomas’.

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

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    Sources (31)

    • Della Covington in household of W L Covington, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Della T Covington, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • Della Lawes Covington, "North Carolina, Deaths, 1906-1930"

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