Eli S. Matheny

1847–Male
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Eli S.

Eli S. Matheny was born in 1847, in North Carolina, United States as the son of William Eli Matheny.

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William Eli Matheny
1800–
John Wesley Matheny
1830–1880
Eli S. Matheny
1847–
Sarah C. Matheny
1849–
Joseph B Matheny
1853–
David W. Matheny
1855–

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World Events (3)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 6

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1863

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 16

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English: of French (possibly Huguenot) origin. According to family tradition, this is a habitational name from a place called Mathenay in the French Alps.

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

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