William Wixom Eldredge

28 January 1817–8 October 1884 (Age 67)

The Life of William

When William Wixom Eldredge was born on 28 January 1817, his father, Jonathan Eldredge, was 24 and his mother, Rebecca Wixom, was 21. He married Dorcas Young on 28 January 1845, in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years and Massachusetts, United States in 1870. He died on 8 October 1884, at the age of 67.

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William Wixom Eldredge
Dorcas Young
Marriage: 28 January 1845
Dorcas Emma Eldredge
Lowena Byron Eldredge
Jonathan Eldredge
Rebecca Jane Eldredge
Desiah B. Eldridge
William Eugene Eldredge
Elnathan Edwin Eldredge
son Eldredge
Josiah Lincoln Eldredge

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28 January 1845
Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 3

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 19

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

English: unexplained. Probably an altered form of Wixon ( see Wickson ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William W Eldridge, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William W Eldridge, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • William W Eldrige, "United States Census, 1870"

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