Elisha J Madden

Maleabout 1834–27 February 1880

Brief Life History of Elisha J

When Elisha J Madden was born about 1834, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Ezekiel Madden, was 37 and his mother, Temperance Williams Merritt, was 30. He lived in Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina, United States in 1850. He died on 27 February 1880, in El Dorado, California, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Placerville, El Dorado, California, United States.

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Ezekiel Madden
Temperance Williams Merritt
Nathaniel Merritt Madden
Richard Ashmore Madden
Thomas E Madden
Elisha J Madden
Elias Messer Madden
Bluferd F Madden
Naomi S Madden
Martha M Madden
Mary Melinda Madden
Louisa M Madden
Malissa Louisa Madden
Malissa Madden
Sarah A Temperance Madden
Harriet Adeline Madden
Dennis Benjamin Madden

Sources (3)

  • Elisha J Madden in household of Ezekiel Madden, "United States Census, 1850"
  • ELISHA JOHN MADDEN, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Elisha John Madden, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1835 · Angry Mob Seizes U-S Mail

Age 1

On August 31, 1835, in Charleston, South Carolina an angry mob takes control over the U-S mail and burns it in public.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

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.

1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 14

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

Name Meaning

Irish: from Gaelic Ó Madáin ‘descendant of Madán’, a shortened form of Madadhán, from madadh ‘dog’ (compare Madigan ).

Welsh: from the personal name Madin.

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

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