James Henry Hyden

23 September 1841–14 May 1864 (Age 22)
Illinois, United States

The Life of James Henry

When James Henry Hyden was born on 23 September 1841, in Illinois, United States, his father, Richard Hyden, was 44 and his mother, Martha Allsup, was 29. He lived in Marion, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 14 May 1864, in Resaca, Gordon, Georgia, United States, at the age of 22.

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Family Time Line

Richard Hyden
1797–
Martha Allsup
1812–1870
Patience Ann Hyden
1836–
Hiram Hyden
1850–1856
Martha Jane Hyden
1838–1917
James Henry Hyden
1841–1864
Ellmarine Hyden
1844–1850
William W. Hyden
1851–1917
Lucy Ann Hyden
1855–
Flora Hyden
1857–

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Hyden

    Male1797–Male

    Martha Allsup

    Female1812–1870Female

siblings

(8)

    Patience Ann Hyden

    Female1836–Female

    Martha Jane Hyden

    Female1838–1917Female

    Male1841–1864Male

    Ellmarine Hyden

    Female1844–1850Female

    Male1850–1856Male

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World Events (6)

1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 7

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 15

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

1 English: possibly a habitational name from Clayhidon in Devon (recorded as Hidon, Hydon up to the end of the 15th century), which was originally named from Old English hīeg ‘hay’ + dūn ‘hill’, or from any of the places named Iden ( see Iden ), of which there are two examples in Kent and one in East Sussex. In medieval records these all occur with the spelling Hiden or Hyden.2 German: unexplained.3 Altered spelling of German Heiden .

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

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Sources (1)

  • James H Hyden in household of Richard Hyden, "United States Census, 1860"

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