Mary Mariah Moody

11 March 1821–7 July 1883 (Age 62)
Bedford, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary Mariah

When Mary Mariah Moody was born on 11 March 1821, in Bedford, Tennessee, United States, her father, Rev William Moody, was 27 and her mother, Mary "Polly" Shepherd, was 28. She married Miles Allen Wells on 23 February 1837, in Tippah, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Mississippi, United States in 1870. She died on 7 July 1883, in United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Waxahachie City Cemetery, Waxahachie, Ellis, Texas, United States.

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Miles Allen Wells
Mary Mariah Moody
Marriage: 23 February 1837
Eliza Parthena Wells
Martha Ann Wells
Adaline Matilda Wells
Hiram Pinkney Wells
Sarah Clay Wells
Elizabeth Francis Wells
Alexandria Campbell Wells
Martin Luther Wells
Mary Maria Wells
Phebe C. Wells

Spouse and Children

23 February 1837
Tippah, Mississippi, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 9

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.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 23

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: nickname for a courageous, arrogant, or foolhardy person, or one quickly moved to anger, from Middle English modie ‘impetuous’, ‘haughty’, ‘angry’ (Old English mōdig ‘brave’, ‘proud’, from mōd ‘spirit’, ‘mind’, ‘courage’). This English name has been established in Ireland since the late 13th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Gibbons in household of Napolean Gibbons, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Wells in household of Miles A Wells, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Wells in household of Miles A Wells, "United States Census, 1850"

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