Maria R Valette

Female1841–24 January 1880

Brief Life History of Maria R

When Maria R Valette was born in 1841, in Ross, Ohio, United States, her father, David Samuel Vallette, was 30 and her mother, Maria Riggs, was 30. She married John Wesley Wakefield on 10 August 1859, in Ross, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Jefferson Township, Ross, Ohio, United States in 1880. She died on 24 January 1880, at the age of 39.

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John Wesley Wakefield
Maria R Valette
Marriage: 10 August 1859
Martha Candance Wakefield
Charles Louis Wakefield
Keziah Davis Wakefield
Bertha Centenay Wakefield
Wilbur Wirt Wakefield
FNU Wakefield

Sources (12)

  • Mariah R. Vallette in entry for Wakefield, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Mariah R Wakefield in household of John W Wakefield, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Maria R. Valette, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 August 1859Ross, Ohio, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (6)


    Age 5

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

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 19

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


    Age 22

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    French: topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, from a diminutive of Old French valee ‘valley’, or a habitational name from (La) Valette, the name of several places in various parts of France. Compare Vallette .

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

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