When Simeon H. Tilton was born on 18 August 1809, in Redstone Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Tilton, was 41 and his mother, Gracy Johnson, was 35. He married Eliza Brown about 1830, in Hocking, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Green Township, Ross, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Wisconsin, United States in 1870. He died on 31 December 1876, in Viroqua, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Viroqua, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States.
English (Berkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Tilton in Leicestershire, named with the Old English personal name Tila, Tilla + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, settlement’.
History: William Tilton came to Lynn, MA, in or before 1637. Many of his descendants were master mariners, living on Martha's Vineyard. James Tilton of DE (1745–1822) was a physician who became US surgeon general.