Zachariah Whitney Cecil

11 April 1841–25 September 1929 (Age 88)
Burlington, Burlington Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States

The Life of Zachariah Whitney

When Zachariah Whitney Cecil was born on 11 April 1841, in Burlington, Burlington Township, Carroll, Indiana, United States, his father, Calvin Cecil, was 36 and his mother, Nancy Gearhart, was 34. He married Mary Elizabeth King on 27 March 1866, in Delaware, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Parker City, Monroe Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Monroe Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1865. He died on 25 September 1929, in Randolph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Maxville, White River Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Zachariah Whitney Cecil
Mary Elizabeth King
Marriage: 27 March 1866
Ida Luella Cecil
Nellie Ozora Cecil
Raymond Edward Cecil
Kelley F. Cecil
Carl Harley Cecil
Willard C. Cecil
Dollie M. Cecil

Spouse and Children

27 March 1866
Delaware, Indiana, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Calvin Cecil


    Nancy Gearhart




+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 10

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.

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Welsh (Monmouthshire): from the Old Welsh personal name Seisyllt, an altered form of the Latin name Sextilius, a derivative of Sextus meaning ‘sixth’. The spelling has been modified as a result of folk etymological association with the Latin name C(a)ecilius, a derivative of caecus ‘blind’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Zachariah W Cecil in household of Calvin Cecil, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Zachariah W Cecil in household of Calvin Cecil, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Whitton Z Cecil, "United States Census, 1910"

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