Matilda Fannin

26 March 1831–12 June 1878 (Age 47)
Wesleyville, Carter, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Matilda

When Matilda Fannin was born on 26 March 1831, in Wesleyville, Carter, Kentucky, United States, her father, David Fannin JR, was 45 and her mother, Julia Matilda Jordan, was 28. She married Hezekiah Fults about 1851, in United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Carter, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Kentucky, United States in 1870. She died on 12 June 1878, in Carter, Carter, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

Hezekiah Fults
Matilda Fannin
Marriage: about 1851
Elizabeth Fults
John Thomas Fultz
Ambrose Mason Fultz

Spouse and Children

    Hezekiah Fults



about 1851
United States


    Elizabeth Fults


    John Thomas Fultz



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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

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 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

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.

Age 15

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic O Fionnáin ‘descendant of Fionnán’, a diminutive of Finn .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Matilda Fannin in household of David Fannin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Matilda Fults in household of Elzekiah Fults, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Matilda Fults in household of Hesakiah Fults, "United States Census, 1870"

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