Margaret Lydia Nickerson

Brief Life History of Margaret Lydia

When Margaret Lydia Nickerson was born on 18 March 1829, in Eaton, Preble, Ohio, United States, her father, Benjamin J Nickerson, was 20 and her mother, Elizabeth Hopple, was 16. She married Reverend Rufus Hatch Walden on 27 May 1847, in Adams, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 9 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 18 November 1911, in Union City, Wayne Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Union City Cemetery, Union City, Wayne Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States.

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Reverend Rufus Hatch Walden
Margaret Lydia Nickerson
Marriage: 27 May 1847
Fannie Walden
Elva W Walden
Elizabeth Walden
Sarah H. Walden
Olive Walden
Ida Walden
Jane Waldren
William Walden
Ida Jane “Jennie” Walden
Margaret Walden

Sources (17)

  • Margaret Waldron in household of Rufus Waldron, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret L Nickerson & Rufus Walden, Adams County, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Margaret Nicholson, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


Historical Boundaries 1838: Randolph, Indiana, United States

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

English (Norfolk and Lincolnshire): variant of Nixon , in which trisyllabic Nickeson has been spelled Nickerson.

English: alternatively, a variant of Nicholson with /r/ substituted for /l/.

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

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