Eliza Jane Henton

1827–1900 (Age 72)
Liberty Township, Highland, Ohio, United States

The Life of Eliza Jane

When Eliza Jane Henton was born on 1 June 1827, in Liberty Township, Highland, Ohio, United States, her father, William Henton, was 40 and her mother, Sally Richards, was 36. She married Gustavus Clark Waterous on 30 December 1847, in Hendricks, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Center Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 7 April 1900, in Danville, Hendricks, Indiana, United States, at the age of 72.

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Eliza Jane Henton
Gustavus Clark Waterous
Marriage: 30 December 1847
Amanda Waterous
James Clarence Waterous
Emily Waterous
Sarah Emma Waterous
Henry William Waterous

Spouse & Children

30 December 1847
Hendricks, Indiana, United States


  • Amanda Waterous


  • James Clarence Waterous


  • Emily Waterous


  • Sarah Emma Waterous


  • Male1859–1940Male

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 9

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 24

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so called, probably either the one in Oxfordshire, which is named from Old English hēan, the weak dative case of hēah ‘high’ (originally used after a preposition and article), + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, or the one in Somerset, which is from Old English henn ‘hen’ (perhaps a byname) + tūn. The surname, however, is now most common in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, and could be a variant of Hinton .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Eliza J Waterous in household of Clark Waterous, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eliza Waterous in household of Aqustevus C Waterous, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eliza J Waterous in household of Gustavus C Waterous, "United States Census, 1870"

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