Matilda Canaday

1828–1846 (Age 18)
Georgetown, Vermilion, Illinois, United States

The Life of Matilda

When Matilda Canaday was born in 1828, in Georgetown, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, her father, Benjamin F. Canaday, was 31 and her mother, Ann Haworth, was 31. She died in 1846, in United States, at the age of 18.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin F. Canaday
1797–1875
Ann Haworth
1797–1875
Jane Canaday
1823–1829
John Canaday
1825–1854
Sarah Canaday
1826–1887
Matilda Canaday
1828–1846
Mary H Canaday
1830–
Sophia R Canaday
1834–1881
Marena F Canaday
1834–1858
Araminta Canaday
1838–1919

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World Events (3)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

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.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 4

"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."
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 11

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Irish–Scottish Kennedy .

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

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Unmarried

Matilda Canaday died in 1846 unmarried.

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