R. Jackson Altom

Henderson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of R. Jackson

When R. Jackson Altom was born in 1854, in Henderson, Tennessee, United States, his father, William M Altom, was 39 and his mother, Ann Wooley, was 33. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

William M Altom
Ann Wooley
John H. Alton
William Altom
James C. Altom
Jacob Altom
R. Jackson Altom
George W. Altom
Mary Polly Ann Altom

Parents & Siblings

  • William M Altom


  • Female1821–Female



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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 8

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.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 32

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Probably one of several variants of English Halton or Alton , but it could also be an altered form of English Altham, which is a habitational name from Altham in Whalley, Lancashire, named in Old English as ‘river meadow (hamm) of the swans (elfitu)’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Jackson Alton in household of William Alton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • R J Haltom in household of Wm Haltom, "United States Census, 1860"

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