Solomon Mannon Otwell

28 October 1833–24 October 1921 (Age 87)
Forsyth, Georgia, United States

The Life of Solomon Mannon

When Solomon Mannon Otwell was born on 28 October 1833, in Forsyth, Georgia, United States, his father, Benjamin D Otwell, was 23 and his mother, Louisa House, was 19. He married Adeliza Ellazene Bryant on 7 August 1856, in Forsyth, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Acorn Tree, Paulding, Georgia, United States in 1880 and Hollingsworth, Calhoun, Alabama, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 24 October 1921, in Reads Mill, Calhoun, Alabama, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Reads Mill, Calhoun, Alabama, United States.

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Solomon Mannon Otwell
Adeliza Ellazene Bryant
Marriage: 7 August 1856
John Washington Otwell
Geneva Martha Otwell
Joseph Emery Otwell
Mary Jane Otwell
Solomon Henry Otwell
Martha Serena Otwell
Florence Nevada Otwell
Richard Eugene Otwell
George W Otwell

Spouse and Children

7 August 1856
Forsyth, Georgia, United States


    John Washington Otwell



    Joseph Emery Otwell


    Mary Jane Otwell



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World Events (8)

1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 2

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 28

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

English (Oxfordshire): from a personal name based on Old French Otuel.

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

Sources (3)

  • Solomon Otwell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Solomon Otwell in household of Ray D Otwell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Solomel M Otwell, "United States Census, 1900"

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