Celia Joanna Cockrum

11 October 1813–12 March 1862 (Age 48)
Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Celia Joanna

When Celia Joanna Cockrum was born on 11 October 1813, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Benjamin Briant Cockrum, was 21 and her mother, Rachel Rhoads, was 19. She married John Ralls on 25 July 1833, in Marion, Preston, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Grundy, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Liberty Township, Grundy, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died on 12 March 1862, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Grundy, Missouri, United States.

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John Ralls
Celia Joanna Cockrum
Marriage: 25 July 1833
Rebecca A Ralls
Arenton M Ralls
Morgan R. Ralls
Elizabeth Eliza Ralls
Iversom Ralls
Mary Jane Ralls
Anton Ralls
George Edward Ralls

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World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase
Age 5
The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 6
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. 
1829 · Missouri State Library
Age 16
The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

Name Meaning

Probably a reduced form of English Cockerham , or an altered spelling of Scottish Cochran .

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

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Sources (6)

  • Cely Ralls in household of John Ralls, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Celia Ralls in household of John Ralls, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Celia Cockram, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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