Mahala Rexrode

Brief Life History of Mahala

When Mahala Rexrode was born in 1824, in Pendleton, Virginia, United States, her father, Conrad Rexroad, was 42 and her mother, Catharine Elizabeth Harper, was 37. She married Miles Waybright on 16 October 1852, in Pendleton, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Union District, Grant, West Virginia, United States in 1880 and Blue Grass, Highland, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died in September 1879, in Pendleton, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Miles Waybright
1831–1892
Mahala Rexrode
1824–1879
Marriage: 16 October 1852
Ann Elizabeth Waybright
1855–1920
Nicholas Waybright
1856–
George Washington Waybright
1857–1921
Ephraim Lee Waybright
1863–1947

Sources (20)

  • Mahala Waybright in household of Miles Waybright, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mahala Rexroad, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Mahala in entry for Henry M Moyers, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"

World Events (8)

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Rexrodt, a variant of Rexroth .

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

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