Matilda Toney

1831–1877 (Age 46)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Matilda

When Matilda Toney was born on 17 May 1831, in Indiana, United States, her father, Hiram Toney, was 26 and her mother, Catherine Elizabeth Heather, was 16. She married Charles H. Hunter on 11 October 1857, in Hendricks, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Marion Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Eel River Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 12 October 1877, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in North Salem Baptist Cemetery, North Salem, Hendricks, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Matilda Toney
Charles H. Hunter
Marriage: 11 October 1857
William Hunter
Sanford Hunter
Algretha Jane Hunter
Martha "Mattie" Hunter
Amanda Hunter
Sarah Matilda "Sallie" Hunter

Spouse & Children

  • Female1831–1877Female

  • Charles H. Hunter


11 October 1857
Hendricks, Indiana, United States


  • William Hunter


  • Sanford Hunter


  • Algretha Jane Hunter


  • Female1865–1890Female

  • Amanda Hunter


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Parents & Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 5

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 15

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

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Ton(e)y, a reduced form of Anthony .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Matilda Toney in household of Hiram Toney, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Matilda Hunter in household of Charles Hunter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Matilda Hunter in household of Charles H Hunter, "United States Census, 1860"

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