Hiram Harris Ralph

Brief Life History of Hiram Harris

When Hiram Harris Ralph was born on 9 January 1797, in Tipton, Tipton, Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas P Ralph Sr, was 24 and his mother, Jane Corum, was 24. He married Elenora W 'Ellen' Owen on 10 December 1846, in Tipton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Chicot, Arkansas, United States in 1860. He died about 1870, in Bayou Mason Township, Chicot, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 74.

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Hiram Harris Ralph
Elenora W 'Ellen' Owen
Marriage: 10 December 1846
Ellen H. Ralph
Hiram E. Ralph
Frank Ralph

Sources (9)

  • Hiram H Ralph, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hiram H Ralph, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Ancestry Family Trees

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: from Anglo-Norman and Middle English Raulf, Ralf, an Old French form of ancient Germanic Radulf (from rād ‘counsel, advice’ + wulf ‘wolf’), hence the usual latinization of the name as Radulfus. Ralph was a common personal name among the Normans and from the mid 13th century among the native English. Almost 7% of men in the late 14th century were named Ralph. It was pronounced in a variety of ways, giving rise to a large number of different surnames. Ralf could be shortened to Raff, hence the surname Raff and possibly Raffel . Raulf was sometimes shortened to Raul, giving us Rall and Rawlin (see Rawling ). It also appears as Rauf, which was often shortened to Rau, hence the surnames Rawe and Rawkin (‘young Ralph’), as well as Haw , Hawkins , Daw and Dawkins , derived from rhyming pet forms. In late Middle English the diphthong -au- was sometimes simplified to long -a-, later pronounced ‘ay’ as in modern English day, which accounts for Rafe. This pronunciation of the personal name Ralph is still occasionally found in modern times. Ralph is a learned spelling of Ralf that became common in the 16th century. In Anglo-Norman and Middle English usage, the rarer personal name Rolf was sometimes confused with Ralf, which explains why Ralf is an alternative source for Rolf , Rowe , Dow , and their derivatives.

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

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