Mahala Hunsaker

Female11 August 1825–18 June 1910

Brief Life History of Mahala

When Mahala Hunsaker was born on 11 August 1825, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, her father, Jacob Rhoads Hunsaker, was 23 and her mother, Margaret Peggy Taylor, was 21. She married Josiah Hurlbert on 19 November 1846, in Knox, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Salt River Township, Knox, Missouri, United States for about 40 years. She died on 18 June 1910, in Knox, Missouri, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Cockrum Cemetery, Bourbon Township, Knox, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Hurlbert
Mahala Hunsaker
Marriage: 19 November 1846
Matilda Jane Hurlbert
Zerilda Hurlbert
Ruth Ellen Hurlbert
Samuel Hurlburt
Jacob Hurlbert
Laura Ann Hurlbert
James Harvey Hurlbert
Emma E Hurlbert
John William Hurlbert Sr.
Cora Bell Hurlbert
Carrie Hurlbert

Sources (7)

  • Mahala Hurlbert in household of Josiah Hurlbert, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mahala Hunsaker, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920"
  • Mahala Hunsaker Hurlbert, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 November 1846Knox, Missouri, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 5

    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.

    1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

    Age 5

    The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

    1850 · 8th Most Populated State

    Age 25

    According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Swiss German Hunziker or of its German altered form Hunsicker . Compare Honsaker and Hunsucker .

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

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