Mahala Padget

Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mahala

When Mahala Padget was born in 1828, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Jesse Padget, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Ellen Snodgrass, was 22. She married Henry Morris about 1846, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Carlinville, Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Henry Morris
Mahala Padget
Marriage: about 1846
John H Morris
Jessee B Morris
Margaret Elizabeth Morris

Spouse and Children

    Henry Morris



about 1846
Tennessee, United States


    John H Morris


    Jessee B Morris


    Margaret Elizabeth Morris


Parents and Siblings

    Jesse Padget


    Sarah Ellen Snodgrass






    William Padget


    Joseph Padget


World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 4

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 7

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 33

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Padgett .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Mahala Smith in household of Charles Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mahala Pagett in entry for Margaret Jones, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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