Samuel Edington

5 January 1832–12 February 1917 (Age 85)
West Carlisle, Coshocton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Samuel

Samuel Edington was born on 5 January 1832, in West Carlisle, Coshocton, Ohio, United States as the son of John Cheney and Nancy Jane Edington. He married Julia Ann Rabb on 2 December 1857, in Knox, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Brown, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Pea Ridge Township, Brown, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 12 February 1917, at the age of 85.

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Samuel Edington
Julia Ann Rabb
Marriage: 2 December 1857
Talford Channing Edington
Emma Rabb Edington
Rosetta Augusta Edington
Charles Rollins Edington
Jennie Elizabeth Edington
Minnie Gertrude Edington
Carl Samuel Edington

Spouse and Children

2 December 1857
Knox, Ohio, United States



    Emma Rabb Edington


    Rosetta Augusta Edington



    Jennie Elizabeth Edington


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Parents and Siblings




    Mary Elizabeth Chaney


World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

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 16

In 1848, by state legislative action, Knox County lost 3 western townships, South Bloomfield, Chester and Franklin, to Morrow County, leaving Hilliar as the lone original western township.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 24

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places so named, especially one in Northumbria originally named in Old English as Idingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Ida’ ( see Ide ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Edington, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel Edington [4 Jun 1880] "United States Census, 1880"
  • Samuel Edington [20 Jun 1870], "United States Census, 1870"

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