Miranda Leavell

7 December 1827–21 February 1896 (Age 68)
Henry, Indiana, United States

The Life of Miranda

When Miranda Leavell was born on 7 December 1827, in Henry, Indiana, United States, her father, Ezekial Clay Leavell, was 54 and her mother, Nancy L. Wood, was 37. She married Samuel Whisler on 22 September 1846, in Henry, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Udell, Appanoose, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1895. She died on 21 February 1896, in Unionville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Udell, Appanoose, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Whisler
Miranda Leavell
Marriage: 22 September 1846
William Henry Whisler
Infant Whisler
Martha Ellen Whisler
John Hervey Whisler
Mary Jane Whisler
Columbus Evan Whisler
Amanda Ann Whisler
Lewis Calvert Whisler
Anna Catherine Whisler
Sarah Alice Whisler
Marinda Emma Whisler
Samuel Walter Whisler

Spouse and Children

22 September 1846
Henry, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 9

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 19

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

Name Meaning

Probably a variant of English or French Levell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maranda Whisler in household of Samuel Whisler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Miranda Whisler in household of David Songmicker, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Miranda Whisler, "United States Census, 1880"

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