Simeon H. Tilton

Male18 August 1809–31 December 1876

Brief Life History of Simeon H.

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.

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Family Time Line

Simeon H. Tilton
Eliza Brown
Marriage: about 1830
Elijah Tilton
Rebecca Tilton
William Tilton
Hester Ann Tilton
Richard J. Tilton
Mary Elizabeth Tilton
Simon H. Tilton

Sources (11)

  • Simeon Tilton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Simeon H Tilton, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Simon H. Tilton, "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1830Hocking, Ohio, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1810 · Change of capital city

    Age 1

    Zanesville becomes the new state capital.


    Age 3

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


    Age 20

    American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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