Octavia Huddleston

West Virginia, United States

The Life of Octavia

When Octavia Huddleston was born in 1844, in West Virginia, United States, her father, George Paddy Huddleston, was 42 and her mother, Nancy Celina Harvey, was 28. She married Moses A. Trimble in 1864, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Fayette, Virginia, United States in 1860.

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Moses A. Trimble
Octavia Huddleston
Marriage: 1864

Spouse and Children

Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Paddy Huddleston


    Nancy Celina Harvey




    Celia F Huddleston


    Jane Huddleston


    William H Huddleston


    Benjamin C Huddleston


    Virginia L. Huddleston


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World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 19

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 31

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Huddleston, a place in West Yorkshire named from the genitive case of an Old English personal name Hūdel, a derivative of Hūda ( see Hutt 1) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Octava Huddleston in household of George P Huddleston, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Octava V Trimble in household of Moses Trimble, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Octavia Hudleston, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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