Eliza Faubion

1832–1910 (Age 78)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Eliza

When Eliza Faubion was born in 1832, in Indiana, United States, her father, John Faubion, was 24 and her mother, Mrs. Sarah Ann Faubion, was 20. She married James Henry Rickman on 28 March 1850, in Clay, Adair, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Oskaloosa, Jefferson, Kansas, United States in 1880. She died in 1910, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

James Henry Rickman
Eliza Faubion
Marriage: 28 March 1850
Mary Jane Rickman
John William Rickman
Meesee Ann Rickman
Jesse Faubian Rickman
Margaret Sylvania Rickman
Amy Eliza Rickman
James Wesley Rickman, Jr
Nancy Elizabeth Rickman
Marvin Alfred Rickman
Bishop Marvin Rickman

Spouse and Children

28 March 1850
Clay, Adair, Missouri, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Noah Faubion


    Mary Faubion


World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 4

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 24

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

1 French in form, but not found in Tanguay or any other French source.2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Fabian .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza Rickman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lisey Faubion in entry for James Rickman, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Lisey Faubion in entry for James Rickman, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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