William Patton Atkinson

1833–1923 (Age 89)
Williamson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Patton

When William Patton Atkinson was born on 16 September 1833, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Dossey Atkinson, was 29 and his mother, Sallie Patton, was 23. He married Sarah M Beeson in 1866, in Victoria, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Milam, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 2, Milam, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 16 August 1923, in Lavaca, Texas, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Edna, Jackson, Texas, United States.

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William Patton Atkinson
Sarah M Beeson
Marriage: 1866
Mary Jessie Atkinson
Flora Atkinson
William C Atkinson
James Willis Atkinson
John Willard Atkinson

Spouse & Children

Victoria, Texas, United States


  • Mary Jessie Atkinson


  • Flora Atkinson


  • William C Atkinson


  • James Willis Atkinson


  • Male1880–1966Male

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1804–1893Male

  • Sallie Patton




World Events (8)

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 2

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
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.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 29

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • W P Atkinson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wm P Atkinson in household of John W Atkinson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William P Atkinson in household of John Atkinson, "United States Census, 1910"

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