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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Richard Hyden
Martha Allsup
Patience Ann Hyden
Hiram Hyden
Martha Jane Hyden
James Henry Hyden
Ellmarine Hyden
William W. Hyden
Lucy Ann Hyden
Flora Hyden

Parents and Siblings

    Richard Hyden


    Martha Allsup




    Patience Ann Hyden


    Martha Jane Hyden



    Ellmarine Hyden



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World Events (6)


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

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