Eleanor "Ellen" Hixon

Brief Life History of Eleanor "Ellen"

When Eleanor "Ellen" Hixon was born in 1824, in Virginia, United States, her father, Samuel Hixson, was 34 and her mother, Ruth Gregg, was 31. She married George Washington Sanders on 22 November 1845, in Gallatin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and East Saint Louis Township, St. Clair, Illinois, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Sanders
1798–
Eleanor "Ellen" Hixon
1824–
Marriage: 22 November 1845
George Q Sanders
1846–
Lewis M Sanders
1848–
Ann R Sanders
1851–
Nathaniel D. Sanders
1856–
Charles "Charlie" Sanders
1857–
John C Sanders
1860–
Ollie Sanders
1868–
Olive Jane Saunders
1868–

Sources (13)

  • Elenor Sanders in household of George W Sanders, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eleanor Hexon, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Ellen Hickson in entry for George Sanders and Norah Mcclelland, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

World Events (8)

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

1832 · Black Hawk War

"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."

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Hickson .

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

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