Madison Matthew Eaton

Male9 March 1830–23 August 1900

Brief Life History of Madison Matthew

When Madison Matthew Eaton was born on 9 March 1830, in Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, his father, Captain Charles H Eaton Jr, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Hunt, was 25. He married Nancy Jane Johnson on 9 October 1851, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Hamilton Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1895. He died on 23 August 1900, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Turman Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States.

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Madison Matthew Eaton
Nancy Jane Johnson
Marriage: 9 October 1851
John C. Eaton
William Wallace Eaton
Franklin " Frank" Hugh Eaton

Sources (24)

  • Madison M Eaton, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Madison M Eaton, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1851Sullivan, Indiana, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 2

    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 12

    Historical Boundaries 1842: Sullivan, Indiana, United States

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 27

    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Eaton or Eton, such as Eaton Socon (Bedfordshire), Eaton (Cheshire), or Eton (Buckinghamshire), named from either Old English ēa ‘river’ or ēg ‘island, low-lying land’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

    History: Nathaneal Eaton, born in Coventry, England, c. 1609, came to MA in 1637 and was the first head of Harvard College, in 1638–39.

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

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