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Thomas VittitoeAge: 84 years17951879

Thomas Vittitoe
Given names
Birth 1795 26 22
MarriageSusannah DodsonView this family

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
between 1793 and 1798
Note: More than 4,000 Philadelphia residents died from yellow fever -
Historical Event
The Louisiana Purchase
1803 (Age 8 years)

Note: Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to sell 828,000 square miles of land to the United States for $15 million -
Marriage of parentsThomas VittitoeElizabeth “Betsy” DyerView this family
June 20, 1807 (Age 12 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 17 years)

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks -
Birth of a daughter
#1Clara Vittitoe
after 1818 (Age 23 years)
Death of a fatherThomas Vittitoe
September 12, 1822 (Age 27 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 37 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 40 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Marriage of a childThomas D Acuff Jr.Clara VittitoeView this family
July 10, 1839 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Frances Jane “Frankie” Acuff
after 1839 (Age 44 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary “Polly” Acuff
September 18, 1841 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Stokely Acuff
April 6, 1844 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Amanda “Mandy” Acuff
about 1846 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Phoebe P Acuff
March 1848 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 51 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Birth of a grandson
#6Samuel L Acuff
October 7, 1849 (Age 54 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth “Betsy” Dyer
after 1850 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a grandson
#7John Wesley Acuff
December 4, 1852 (Age 57 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8Rev. James Thomas Acuff
April 8, 1855 (Age 60 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Cannon S Acuff
about 1858 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10Millard Filmore Acuff
November 25, 1858 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 62 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Almira Acuff
February 1860 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12Robert Thornburg Acuff
December 1860 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#13Eula June Acuff
1863 (Age 68 years)

Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 66 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Birth of a grandson
#14William Sherman Acuff
May 10, 1866 (Age 71 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 72 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 72 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 74 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Death of a granddaughterAlmira Acuff
before 1870 (Age 75 years)
Note: Almira is in the 1860 Census-6mo. old then disappears. -b
Death of a wifeSusannah Dodson
1875 (Age 80 years)
Death of a granddaughterAmanda “Mandy” Acuff
between 1871 and 1877 (Age 76 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 83 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death December 1879 (Age 84 years)
Last change August 1, 201913:51:08

by: Barry Shemwell
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Thomas Vittitoe
Birth: 1769North Carolina, United States
Death: September 12, 1822Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: June 20, 1807Grainger, Tennessee, United States
-12 years
Thomas Vittitoe
Birth: 1795 26 22Stokes, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 1879Grainger, Tennessee, United States
Family with Susannah Dodson - View this family
Thomas Vittitoe
Birth: 1795 26 22Stokes, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 1879Grainger, Tennessee, United States

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