Mahala Malinda Richards

about 1830–1900 (Age 70)
Henry, Alabama, United States

The Life of Mahala Malinda

When Mahala Malinda Richards was born about 1830, in Henry, Alabama, United States, her father, William Richards, was 28 and her mother, Matilda McVey, was 23. She married Lewis H Holmes on 28 April 1852, in Barbour, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Barbour, Alabama, United States in 1870 and Election Precinct 11 Richards, Barbour, Alabama, United States in 1880. She died in 1900, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 70.

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Lewis H Holmes
Mahala Malinda Richards
Marriage: 28 April 1852
William Benjamin Holmes
Laura Holmes
Ella Malinda Holmes
Mary Matilda Holmes
Henry Lewis Holmes
Marcella Holmes
Robert Wiley Holmes
Douglas Daniel Holmes
Elizabeth Lizzie Holmes

Spouse and Children

28 April 1852
Barbour, Alabama, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 0

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 · The Oregon Trail

Age 0

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 19

Historical Boundaries - 1849: Henry, Alabama, United States

Name Meaning

English and German: patronymic from the personal name Richard . Richards is a frequent name in Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Melinda Richards in household of William Richards, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Malinda Holmes in household of Lewis Holmes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mahala M Holmes in household of L H Holmes, "United States Census, 1860"

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