Harriette Letitia Eason

3 September 1858–
Franklin, Illinois, United States

The Life of Harriette Letitia

When Harriette Letitia Eason was born on 3 September 1858, in Franklin, Illinois, United States, her father, Moses Eason, was 24 and her mother, Roxalana Dawson, was 21.

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Family Time Line

Moses Eason
1834–1863
Roxalana Dawson
1836–1924
Harriette Letitia Eason
1858–
Cassandra E Eason
1859–1933
Moses A Eason
1863–

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World Events (3)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 3

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.
1863

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 5

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Eade .2 Scottish and Irish: alternate Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Aoidh ( see Mckay ).

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

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  • Harriett Eason in household of Moses Eason, "United States Census, 1860"

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