Mahala Roddy

about 1806–2 June 1859 (Age 53)
Rhea, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Mahala

When Mahala Roddy was born about 1806, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States, her father, Jesse Roddye, was 31 and her mother, Jane 'Jenny' Mahaffe, was 28. She married Moses Farmer on 13 February 1834, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Cass, Missouri, United States in 1850. She died on 2 June 1859, at the age of 53, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Township, Cass, Missouri, United States.

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Moses Farmer
Mahala Roddy
Marriage: 13 February 1834
Oscar Willard Farmer
Sarah Jane Farmer
Mary E. Farmer

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World Events (6)

Age 2
Atlantic slave trade abolished.
Age 6
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
Age 15
Missouri is the 24th state

Name Meaning

(1997: 2427;2007: 5202; 2010: 7127)Irish:of Galway origin, a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rodaigh ‘descendant of Rodach’, a personal name based on rod ‘spirited, lively, strong’. Forms with vowel e derive from a variant, Ó Roidigh. Compare Redding .

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

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Sources (7)

  • Mahala Farmer in household of Mosy Farmer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mahaley Roddy, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"
  • Mahala Farmer, "Find A Grave Index"

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