Eleanor Isabella Christton

24 October 1816–
Deptford Town, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Eleanor Isabella

When Eleanor Isabella Christton was born on 24 October 1816, in Deptford Town, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Christton, was 40 and her mother, Mary Hogarth Brown, was 36. She married George Matthews in 1842, in Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Deptford St Paul, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

George Matthews
Eleanor Isabella Christton
Marriage: 1842
Thomas Matthews
William Matthews
James George Matthews
George Edward Matthews
Jonathan Edgar Matthews
John Matthews
Edward Matthews
Robert Matthews
Chas Matthews
Mary E Matthews

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Kent, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 5

Missouri is the 24th state
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 38

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named Christon, possibly the one in Somerset (named with Celtic crūg ‘hill’ + Old English tūn ‘settlement’), but more likely from Christon Bank in Northumberland, the surname now occurring predominantly in the northeastern counties of England.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elenor Mathews in household of William Christian, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Ellen Matthews in household of Geo Matthews, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eleon Matthews in household of Geo Matthews, "United States Census, 1850"

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