Nancy Ellen Hilger

7 January 1860–19 May 1936 (Age 76)
Clay Township, White, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Nancy Ellen

When Nancy Ellen Hilger was born on 7 January 1860, in Clay Township, White, Arkansas, United States, her father, Philip Hilger, was 29 and her mother, Anna Christina Wäsch, was 27. She married William Burton Cheatham on 20 January 1878, in Boone, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Gunter, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1920 and Tioga, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 19 May 1936, in Grayson, Texas, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

William Burton Cheatham
1858–1923
Nancy Ellen Hilger
1860–1936
Marriage: 20 January 1878
Isaac Berry Cheatham
1878–1920
William Phillip Cheatham
1880–1931
Lydia Cheatham
1885–
Ambrous Christopher Cheatham
1887–1955
Pearl Cheatham
1889–1955
Clifton A Cheatham
1892–
Perry Cheatham
1893–
Preston T Cheatham
1895–
Elizabeth Addie Cheatham
1898–1973
Julia Mary Cheatham
1900–1978
Goldie Eunice Cheatham
1902–1981
Jewell Cheatham
1918–
Jea Cheatham
1920–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 January 1878
Boone, Arkansas, United States
children

(13)

    Isaac Berry Cheatham

    Male1878–1920Male

    William Phillip Cheatham

    Male1880–1931Male

    Lydia Cheatham

    Female1885–Female

    Male1887–1955Male

    Female1889–1955Female

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Philip Hilger

    Male1830–1888Male

    Anna Christina Wäsch

    Female1832–1862Female

siblings

(4)

    Margaret Elizabeth Hilger

    Female1855–Female

    John Buchanan Hilger

    Male1857–1934Male

    Mary Queen Hilger

    Female1858–Female

    Female1860–1936Female

World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 1

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.
1863

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 21

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

German, Dutch, French, and English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + gēr, gār ‘spear’. This name was taken to England by the Normans; however, in East Anglia the surname is from an Old Danish personal name of similar origin.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Nancy E Filger in household of Philip Filger, "United States Census, 1870"
  • N E Hilzer in household of P Hilzer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy Chatham in household of Goldie Murry, "United States Census, 1930"

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