Madison Matthew Eaton

9 March 1830–23 August 1900 (Age 70)
Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States

The Life 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 “Sallie” 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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Family Time Line

Madison Matthew Eaton
1830–1900
Nancy Jane Johnson
1826–1885
Marriage: 9 October 1851
John C. Eaton
1853–
William Wallace Eaton
1861–1942
Franklin " Frank" Hugh Eaton
1865–1950

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 October 1851
Sullivan, Indiana, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    Captain Charles H Eaton Jr

    Male1799–1869Male

    Sarah “Sallie” Hunt

    Female1804–1865Female

siblings

(12)

    James Eaton

    Male1822–1896Male

    Sarah Eaton

    Female1824–Female

    John W. Eaton

    Male1826–1849Male

    Nancy Jane Eaton

    Female1828–1876Female

    Male1830–1900Male

+7 More Children

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.
1842

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 the numerous places so named from Old English ēa ‘river’ or ēg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Madison M Eaton, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Maddison Eaton in household of Charles Eaton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Madison Eaton, "United States Census, 1860"

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