Mahala Martha Buckles

6 June 1838–14 February 1913 (Age 74)
McLean, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mahala Martha

When Mahala Martha Buckles was born on 6 June 1838, in McLean, Illinois, United States, her father, Abraham Buckles, was 37 and her mother, Mary Ann (Polly) Williams, was 33. She married Robert J Rutledge on 12 February 1854, in McLean, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in West Township, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Empire Township, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 14 February 1913, in Le Roy, McLean, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Le Roy, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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Robert J Rutledge
Mahala Martha Buckles
Marriage: 12 February 1854
Drucilla May Rutledge
Mary Belle Rutledge
Sarah E. Rutledge

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12 February 1854
McLean, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 1

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.

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 20

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Buckle .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mahala Buckles in household of Abram Buckles, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mahala Rutledge in household of George M Sellers, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mahala Rutledge in household of Robert J Rutledge, "United States Census, 1870"

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