William R. Atkinson

South Carolina, United States

The Life of William R.

William R. Atkinson was born on 14 June 1801, in South Carolina, United States. He married Elizabeth Kelley about 1830, in Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Colleton, South Carolina, United States in 1850. He was buried in Sumter, South Carolina, United States.

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William R. Atkinson
Elizabeth Kelley
Marriage: about 1830
Robt R Atkinson
Mary J Atkinson
John J Atkinson
Nancy C Atkinson
Wm N Atkinson

Spouse & Children

about 1830
Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina, United States


  • Robt R Atkinson


  • Mary J Atkinson


  • John J Atkinson


  • Nancy C Atkinson


  • Wm N Atkinson


World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 21

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • 1850 United States Federal Census for Wm R Atkinson

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