William B Chidester

Brief Life History of William B

When William B Chidester was born on 19 May 1824, in Brandonville, Preston, Virginia, United States, his father, Andrew Chidester, was 28 and his mother, Christina Hartman, was 27. He married Harriet Blackstone on 7 February 1850, in Guernsey, Guernsey, Ohio, United States. He died on 8 April 1855, in Cumberland, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, at the age of 30.

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William B Chidester
1824–1855
Catharine J. Dennis
1831–1913
Marriage: 16 September 1854

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  • Legacy NFS Source: William B Chidester - Government record: birth-name: William Chitister
  • William Chidester, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Chedister - Published information

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World Events (6)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of English Chichester . It is not found in English records.

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

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