Mahala Roddy

Femaleabout 1806–2 June 1859

Brief Life History of Mahala

When Mahala Roddy was born about 1806, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States, her father, Jesse Roddye, was 32 and her mother, Jane 'Jenny' Mahaffe, was 30. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Moses Farmer. She lived in Cass, Missouri, United States in 1850. She died on 2 June 1859, at the age of 54, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Township, Cass, Missouri, United States.

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Moses Farmer
Mahala Roddy
Oscar Willard Farmer
Sarah Jane Farmer
Mary E. Farmer

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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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.

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 15

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning


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 .

shortened Anglicized form of Irish Ó Rodacháin ‘descendant of Rodachán’, a personal name which is a diminutive of rodach. This was an ecclesiastical family in Leitrim. A variant Ó Roideacháin gives Redican , for which Reddington was sometimes adopted as an Anglicized equivalent.

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

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