Thomas Jefferson Atchison

Bath, Knott, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Atchison was born in 1814, in Bath, Knott, Kentucky, United States, his father, Jesse Ferguson Atchison, was 45 and his mother, Hannah Maurin "Maupin" Johnson, was 38. He married Matilda Barnes on 1 September 1834, in Bath, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Bath, Kentucky, United States in 1850.

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Thomas Jefferson Atchison
Matilda Barnes
Marriage: 1 September 1834
Jennetta Atchison
Sarah A. Atchison
Jemima Atchison
Elizabeth H. Atchison
Margaret Atchison
William J. Atchison
Thomas Jefferson H. Atchison
John C Atchison
James F Atchison
Viola Atchison

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1 September 1834
Bath, Kentucky, United States


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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. 

Age 32

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: palatalized form of Atkinson or Addison , each a patronymic from one of the many medieval pet forms of Adam , for example Atty, Addie, and (with the diminutive suffix -kin) Atkin, Aitkin, and Adkin.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Thos J Atchison, "United States Census, 1850"

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