Shadrach Henry Pilcher

Male22 August 1813–23 February 1878

Brief Life History of Shadrach Henry

When Shadrach Henry Pilcher was born on 22 August 1813, in Fayette, Kentucky, United States, his father, Shadrach Henry Pilcher, was 45 and his mother, Sarah H. Proctor, was 39. He married Caroline Ballard on 16 June 1842, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Lewis, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870. He died on 23 February 1878, in Canton, Lewis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton Township, Lewis, Missouri, United States.

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Shadrach Henry Pilcher
Caroline Ballard
Marriage: 16 June 1842
Mary E. Pilcher
William Henry Pilcher
Charles A. Pilcher
Sarah Pilcher
E. Pilcher
Alma Belle Pilcher
Clarence V. Pilcher
Alice Pilcher
Shadrach Grant Pilcher

Sources (13)

  • Shadrach Pilcher, "Illinois State Census, 1855"
  • S H Pilcher, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • S H Pilcher in entry for Shadrich Grant Pilcher, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 June 1842Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Illinois is the 21st state.


    Age 10

    Historical Boundaries: 1823: Morgan, Illinois, United States

    1832 · Black Hawk War

    Age 19

    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

    Name Meaning

    English (southeastern): occupational name for a maker or seller of pilches, from an agent derivative of Pilch . In early 17th-century English, pilcher was a popular term of abuse, being confused or punningly associated with the unrelated verb pilch ‘to steal’ and with the unrelated noun pilchard, a kind of fish.

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

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