Mary Gwaltney

Female17 June 1821–25 December 1885

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Gwaltney was born on 17 June 1821, in Posey, Indiana, United States, her father, Thomas Gwaltney, was 24 and her mother, Nancy Patsy Reeder, was 18. She married Joshua Reeder on 18 March 1841, in Posey, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Little Caney Township, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States in 1880. She died on 25 December 1885, in Chautauqua, Kansas, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Chautauqua, Chautauqua, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Reeder
Mary Gwaltney
Marriage: 18 March 1841
Thomas Reeder
Nancy Ann Reeder
Cynthia Jane Reeder
Nathan Reeder
Martha Jane Whisnant
Matilda Reeder
John C Reeder
Mary Elizabeth Reeder
Henrietta Emeline Reeder
Olivia Reeder
William L. Reeder

Sources (11)

  • Mary Reeder in household of Joshua Reeder, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Gwaltney Reeder, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Gwaltney in entry for Joshua Reeder, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 March 1841Posey, Indiana, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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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.

    1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

    Age 4

    The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.


    Age 25

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

    Name Meaning

    Anglicized form of the Welsh surname Gwalchmai, which is from the Welsh personal name Gwalchmai ‘hawk of the plain’.

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

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