Mary Gwaltney

17 June 1821–25 December 1885 (Age 64)
Posey, Indiana, United States

The Life 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 6 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
1818–1899
Mary Gwaltney
1821–1885
Marriage: 18 March 1841
Thomas Reeder
1841–1880
Cynthia J. Reeder
1848–
Oliver Reeder
1861–
Nancy A. Reeder
1844–
Nathan Reeder
1845–1932
Matilda Reeder
1850–
Martha Jane Whisnant
1851–1934
John Reeder
1854–1902
Mary Elizabeth Reeder
1857–1887
Henry Evalin Reeder
1859–1905
Henrietta Evaline Reeder
1859–1906
Olivia Reeder
1860–1925
William L. Reeder
1863–1881

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 March 1841
Posey, Indiana, United States
children

(13)

    Male1841–1880Male

    Nancy A. Reeder

    Female1844–Female

    Nathan Reeder

    Male1845–1932Male

    Cynthia J. Reeder

    Female1848–Female

    Matilda Reeder

    Female1850–Female

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Gwaltney

    Male1796–1873Male

    Nancy Patsy Reeder

    Female1802–1883Female

siblings

(12)

    Female1821–1885Female

    James Larkin Gwaltney

    Male1824–1883Male

    John R Gwaltney

    Male1829–1887Male

    Melissa Gwaltney

    Female1832–1864Female

    Job Calvin Gwaltney

    Male1834–1879Male

+7 More Children

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.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 18

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

Anglicized form of the Welsh family name 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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Sources (3)

  • Mary Reeder in household of Joshua Reeder, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Reader in household of Joshua Reader, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Reeder in household of Joshua Reeder, "United States Census, 1870"

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