Mary Ann Strange

17 March 1810–24 February 1890 (Age 79)
Washington, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Strange was born on 17 March 1810, in Washington, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Bailey or James W. Strange, was 38 and her mother, Nancy Jane Ash, was 35. She married Hilary C Spalding on 31 January 1836, in Martin, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Van Buren Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. She died on 24 February 1890, in Loogootee, Perry Township, Martin, Indiana, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Saint Marys Cemetery, Cannelburg, Barr Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hilary C Spalding
Mary Ann Strange
Marriage: 31 January 1836
John Valentine Spalding
Minerva Jane Spalding
Martha Ann Spalding
Mary Luvina Spalding
James Ignatius Spalding
Lewis Spalding
Mariah Elizabeth Spalding

Spouse and Children

31 January 1836
Martin, Indiana, United States


    John Valentine Spalding


    Minerva Jane Spalding


    Martha Ann Spalding


    Mary Luvina Spalding


    James Ignatius Spalding


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Bailey or James W. Strange





+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 2

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 22

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for an incomer, a newcomer to an area, from Middle English strange ‘foreign’ (a reduced form of Old French estrange, Latin extraneus, from extra ‘outside’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Spalden in household of Hilary Spalden, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Spalden in household of Hillery Spalden, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Spaldin in household of Hilary Spaldin, "United States Census, 1850"

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