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Theophilus Lindsey Toulmin

Male 1796 - 1866  (70 years)


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  • Name Theophilus Lindsey Toulmin 
    Theophilus L. Toulmin
    Theophilus L. Toulmin
    Born 4 Jul 1796  Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1840  Toulminville, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    The census does not explicitly identify this location as Toulminville; however, Theophilus Toulmin was established in this area as early as the 1825. 
    Residence 1850  Mobile County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1860  Mobile County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 4 Jul 1866  Toulminville, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Spring Hill Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • TOULMIN, THEOPHILUS LINDSEY, planter, was born July 4, 1796, at Frankfort, Ky., and died July 4, 1866, at Mobile; son of Judge Harry and Ann (Tremlett) Toulmin (q. v.). He was educated at home by tutors and by his father, and in November, 1813, when he was seventeen years old, enlisted under Gen. Claiborne in Gen. Jackson's army, where he attained the rank of lieutenant. He became a planter and conducted a stock farm; represented Mobile in the State legislature in 1831; and was elected sheriff of Mobile County a year or two later. He served in the State legislature in both branches for a total of about twentyfive years, the greater part of the time in the senate. He was at one time brigadier general of the militia of the state, his military district extending over several of the south Alabama counties; and was assistant quartermaster in the volunteer army during the war with Mexico. He was appointed postmaster of Mobile in 1848 by President Polk, was removed from that office by President Taylor, and re-instated by President Pierce. In 1840, he was on the Democratic electoral ticket, and was chairman of the electoral college when, in the senate chamber, they cast the vote of the state for Van Buren as president and R. M. Johnson as vice president. After his last term in the senate, which ended with the overthrow of the Confederacy, he withdrew from public life, and died the next year. He was a Democrat and a Protestant Episcopalian. Married: May 13, 1821, at Mobile, to Amante Elizabeth Juzan, daughter of Daniel and Louise (Laurendine) Juzan, of Mobile, who came from France during its ownership of Mobile. Some of her ancestors came to Mobile as early as 1735-1736, during Bienville's governorship, and participated in the Indian Wars of that period. Children: 1. Louisa A., m. Lloyd Bowers, both deceased; 2. Mary J., m. Edmund Pendleton Gaines (q. v.); 3. Frances H., Dayton, O., m. Morton Toulmin, deceased; 4. Edmund Pendleton, m. Fannie E. Bowers, both deceased; 5. Maria, d. in childhood; 6. Alabama Virginia, d. in childhood; 7. Harry Theophllus (q. v.); 8. Robert Crawford, d. in childhood. Last residence: Mobile. [4]
    Person ID I9232  Dickinson
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2015 

    Father Hon. Harry Toulmin,   b. 07 Sep 1766, Taunton, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1823, Washington County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ann Tremlett,   d. 1812, Washington County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F2499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amant Elizabeth Juzan,   b. 01 Mar 1800, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Oct 1862, Toulminville, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 13 May 1821  Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Louisa Ann Toulmin,   b. 05 Feb 1824, Toulminville, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1903, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Mary Jane Toulmin,   b. 25 Nov 1825, Toulminville, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1900, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Frances Helen Toulmin,   b. 13 Feb 1828, Toulminville, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1916, Montgomery, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Edmund Pendleton Toulmin,   b. 10 Sep 1829, Toulminville, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1883, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     5. Martha Maria Toulmin,   b. Sep 1833, Toulminville, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1835, Toulminville, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     6. Harry Theophilus Toulmin,   b. 04 Mar 1835, Toulminville, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1916, Toulminville, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. Alabama Virginia Toulmin,   b. 10 Jan 1837, Toulminville, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1838, Toulminville, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     8. Robert Crawford Toulmin,   b. 12 Mar 1841, Toulminville, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1845, Toulminville, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F2498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S022760] 1840 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administratio, 1840n), Census Place: Mobile, Alabama; Roll: 9; Page: 71; Image: 149; Family History Library Film: 0002334.
      NAME: J B Toulmin
      [T L Toulmin]
      HOME IN 1840 (CITY, COUNTY, STATE): Mobile, Alabama
      FREE WHITE PERSONS - MALES - 5 THRU 9: 1
      FREE WHITE PERSONS - MALES - 10 THRU 14: 1
      FREE WHITE PERSONS - MALES - 20 THRU 29: 2
      FREE WHITE PERSONS - MALES - 40 THRU 49: 1
      FREE WHITE PERSONS - FEMALES - 10 THRU 14: 1
      FREE WHITE PERSONS - FEMALES - 15 THRU 19: 2
      FREE WHITE PERSONS - FEMALES - 30 THRU 39: 1
      FREE COLORED PERSONS - MALES - 36 THRU 54: 1
      SLAVES - MALES - UNDER 10: 12
      SLAVES - MALES - 10 THRU 23: 18
      SLAVES - MALES - 24 THRU 35: 5
      SLAVES - MALES - 36 THRU 54: 4
      SLAVES - MALES - 55 THRU 99: 1
      SLAVES - FEMALES - UNDER 10: 12
      SLAVES - FEMALES - 10 THRU 23: 13
      SLAVES - FEMALES - 24 THRU 35: 7
      SLAVES - FEMALES - 36 THRU 54: 3
      PERSONS EMPLOYED IN AGRICULTURE: 1
      FREE WHITE PERSONS - UNDER 20: 5
      FREE WHITE PERSONS - 20 THRU 49: 4
      TOTAL FREE WHITE PERSONS: 9
      TOTAL FREE COLORED PERSONS: 1
      TOTAL SLAVES: 75
      TOTAL ALL PERSONS - FREE WHITE, FREE COLORED, SLAVES: 85

    2. [S007856] 1850 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850), Census Place: Mobile, Alabama; Roll: M432_11; Page: 445B; Image: 344.
      T L Toulmin 54
      Amante Toulmin 50
      Edmond Toulmin 21
      Fanny Toulmin 20
      Henry Toulmin 15
      Lindsay Toulmin 0
      Daniel Robinson 28


    3. [S014287] 1860 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860), Census Place: Northern Division, Mobile, Alabama; Roll: M653_17; Page: 208; Image: 208; Family History Library Film: 803017.
      NAME: Theopholis L Toulmin
      AGE IN 1860: 64
      BIRTH YEAR: abt 1796
      BIRTHPLACE: Kentucky
      HOME IN 1860: Northern Division, Mobile, Alabama
      GENDER: Male
      POST OFFICE: Mobile

      Theopholis L Toulmin 64
      Amant E Toulmin 60
      Harry P Toulmin 23


    4. [S336312] History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, 4 volumes, Thomas McAdory Owen, (Chicago, Illinois: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1921), 4: 1677.

    5. [S123] Early American Marriages: Alabama to 1825, Jordan R. Dodd, (Provo, Utah: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx).