Commodore Perry Upton

1814–from 1860 to 1870 (Age 46)
Wayne, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Commodore Perry

When Commodore Perry Upton was born in 1814, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States, his father, Benjamin Upton, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Barnes, was 31. He married Nelavander Scott about 1840, in Wood Township, Wright, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Wright, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Clinton Township, Texas, Missouri, United States in 1860. He died from 1860 to 1870, in Texas, Missouri, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Arkansas, United States.

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Commodore Perry Upton
Nelavander Scott
Marriage: 1840
Newton Upton
Sarah A Upton
Benjamin John Upton
Lewis B Upton
Jane Upton
Nancy C Upton
Elizabeth Catherine Upton

Spouse and Children

Wood Township, Wright, Missouri, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Upton


    Sarah Barnes




    Nancy Catherine Upton


    James B. Upton


    Denicia Upton




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World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 4

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.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 15

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Upton. The majority of them are named from Old English up- ‘upper’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Essex, however, was originally named with the phrase upp in tūne ‘up in the settlement’, i.e. the higher part of the settlement; and one in Worcestershire is probably so called from the Old English personal name Ubba + tūn.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Comadore Upton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • C P Upton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Comodore_Commodore P. Upton, "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920"

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