Lila Matilda McClendon


Brief Life History of Lila Matilda

When Lila Matilda McClendon was born in 1832, in Alabama, United States, her father, Dennis McClendon, was 30 and her mother, Leah Selia Burroughs, was 22. She married James Preston McClendon on 6 January 1859, in West Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Macon, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Ward Six, Ouachita, Louisiana, United States in 1870. She died in 1862, at the age of 30.

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James Preston McClendon
Lila Matilda McClendon
Marriage: 6 January 1859
William Travis McClendon
Mary Louisa McClendon
Sallie Adella McClendon

Sources (3)

  • Mary McClendin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lil Matilda Mcclendon in entry for William Travis Mcclendon, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Mary Mcclenden in household of Dennis Mcclenden, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 January 1859West Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (21)

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    World Events (3)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 0

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


    Age 0

    Historical Boundaries: 1832: Macon, Alabama, United States


    Age 14

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

    Name Meaning

    Irish: variant of McClinton .

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

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