Mary Proffitt

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Proffitt was born in 1814, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Isaac Hamilton, was 25 and her mother, Lucinda Hale, was 23. She married Henry D. Hale in 1838. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Buffalo Ridge, Washington, Tennessee, United States in 1860. She died in 1870, in Washington, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Gray, Washington, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry D. Hale
Mary Proffitt
Marriage: 1838
Harriet Hale
John Joseph Hale
Elizabeth Hale
Chenoweth Hale
Daniel Proffitt Hale Sr.
Thomas L. Hale
Mark W. Hale

Sources (5)

  • Mary Hale in household of Henry Hale, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Proffitt Hale, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Polly Proffit in entry for F. L. Hale, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: nickname or occupational name for asoothsayer, someone gifted with the ability to foretell the future(see Prophet ).

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

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