Mary Ann Rodgers

17 July 1812–21 August 1908 (Age 96)
York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Rodgers was born on 17 July 1812, in York, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joseph Rodgers, was 29 and her mother, Mary Ann Hamilton, was 17. She married Godleib Diffenderfer on 24 September 1837, in Pickaway, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Troy Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 21 August 1908, in Covington, Fountain, Indiana, United States, at the age of 96.

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Family Time Line

Godleib Diffenderfer
1810–1875
Mary Ann Rodgers
1812–1908
Marriage: 24 September 1837
George Washington Diffenderfer
1838–1924
Mary E. Diffenderfer
1840–1894
Louisa Ann Diffenderfer
1842–
Malinda Jean Diffenderfer
1843–1812
Sarah Ellen Diffenderfer
1846–
Joseph Henry Diffenderfer
1848–1932
Samuel Rogers Diffenderfer
1850–1929
David Hamilton Diffenderfer
1853–1933
Edson Olds Diffenderfer
1855–
Katherine Flora Diffenderfer
1858–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 September 1837
Pickaway, Ohio, United States
children

(10)

    George Washington Diffenderfer

    Male1838–1924Male

    Mary E. Diffenderfer

    Female1840–1894Female

    Louisa Ann Diffenderfer

    Female1842–Female

    Malinda Jean Diffenderfer

    Female1843–1812Female

    Sarah Ellen Diffenderfer

    Female1846–Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Rodgers

    Male1783–1847Male

    Mary Ann Hamilton

    Female1795–Female

siblings

(7)

    Female1812–1908Female

    Margaret Rodgers

    Female1813–1816Female

    Elizabeth Rodgers

    Female1821–Female

    Male1824–1905Male

    Sarah Rodgers

    Female1825–1816Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1816

Age 4

Indiana is the 19th state.
1816 · Constitutional Convention Held

Age 4

A constitutional convention was held on June 10, 1816, at Corydon to discuss statehood. Thirty-four delegates, with Jonathan Jennings presiding, passed a resolution to proceed writing the state’s constitution. The constitution was completed on June 29, 1816, and became effective on the same day.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 29

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

Scottish, northern Irish, and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Roger 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary A Diffendoffer in household of Godlied Diffendoffer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary A Diffenderfer in household of G Diffenderfer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary A Diffenderfer in household of Gotlieb Diffenderfer, "United States Census, 1870"

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