Delilah Dawson

Ohio, United States

The Life of Delilah

When Delilah Dawson was born in 1838, in Ohio, United States, her father, Stephen Ludlow Dawson, was 32 and her mother, Nancy Jane Bumpus, was 28. She married Pvt. Franklin S. Baird on 18 August 1856, in Rochester, Wabash, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Newton, Jasper, Illinois, United States in 1900.

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Delilah Dawson
Pvt. Franklin S. Baird
Marriage: 18 August 1856
Edith Augusta Baird

Spouse & Children

  • Female1838–Female

  • Pvt. Franklin S. Baird


18 August 1856
Rochester, Wabash, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 1

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.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 22

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 32

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Daw 1.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Delilah Chamblin in household of Charles M Chamblin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Delilah Rigg in household of John Rigg, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Delilah Dawson in entry for Rollie Rigg and Laura Joachims, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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