Aaron Mayhew

14 June 1798–1 July 1873 (Age 75)
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Aaron

When Aaron Mayhew was born on 14 June 1798, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, his father, Alexander Mayhew, was 30 and his mother, Lydia Thurman, was 22. He married Sarah B "Sallie" Hill on 25 April 1818, in Allen, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Mississippi, United States in 1870. He died on 1 July 1873, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Thaxton, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Aaron Mayhew
Sarah B "Sallie" Hill
Marriage: 25 April 1818
Pauline Mayhew
Alfred M Mayhew
Aaron S Mayhew
John R. Mayhew
Mahala Mayhew
Carrol C Mayhew
Emaline Mayhew
Francis Marion Mayhew

Spouse and Children

25 April 1818
Allen, Kentucky, United States


    Pauline Mayhew


    Alfred M Mayhew


    Mahala Mayhew


    Carrol C Mayhew


    Aaron S Mayhew


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 14

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Norman French personal name Mahieu, a variant of Mathieu ( see Matthew ).2 Anglicized form of French Mailloux .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Aaron Mayhen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Aaron Mayhew, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Aaron S. Mayhew, "Find A Grave Index"

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