Jonathan Eli McCracken

Male18 December 1816–6 October 1896

Brief Life History of Jonathan Eli

When Jonathan Eli McCracken was born on 18 December 1816, in Montgomery, Tennessee, United States, his father, Samuel B McCracken, was 33 and his mother, Margaret McGuire, was 30. He married Elizabeth Caroline Diamond on 3 August 1836, in Bond, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Okaw Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1870 and East Fork Township, Montgomery, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 6 October 1896, at the age of 79, and was buried in Coffeen, Montgomery, Illinois, United States.

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Jonathan Eli McCracken
Elizabeth Caroline Diamond
Marriage: 3 August 1836
Thomas McCracken
Samuel Whitfield McCracken
John Wesley McCracken
Ephraim Lytle McCracken
Martha F McCracken
Van Cleave McCracken
Willard V. McCracken
Martha A. Caroline McCracken

Sources (20)

  • Eli McCracken, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eli Mc Cracken, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Eli McCracken, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 August 1836Bond, Illinois, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1817: Bond, Illinois Territory, United States 1818: Bond, Illinois, United States

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 3

    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. 


    Age 30

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

    Name Meaning

    Irish (northern) and Scottish (Galloway): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Reachtain, a variant of Mac Neachtain (see McNaughton ), with the replacement of n by r in the cluster cn that is characteristic of Ulster Irish and Scottish Gaelic. The -ck- in the spelling here is a result of the Scottish Gaelic pronunciation of cht.

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

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