Mahalia Archer Cleek

1 August 1825–2 June 1881 (Age 55)
Scott, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mahalia Archer

When Mahalia Archer Cleek was born on 1 August 1825, in Scott, Virginia, United States, her father, Mathias Click, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Crawford, was 28. She married Peter Brickey on 12 March 1856, in Johnson, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Mercer, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 2 June 1881, in Clearfield, Taylor, Iowa, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Conway Cemetery, Conway, Taylor, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Brickey
Mahalia Archer Cleek
Marriage: 12 March 1856
Elizabeth Sarah Brickey
Enoch Marvin Brickey
William Thomas Brickey

Spouse and Children

12 March 1856
Johnson, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Crawford






    Hannah Click


    Eliza J Click


    Lucretia Matilda Click


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World Events (8)

1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 4

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

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.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 19

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

1 English: of uncertain derivation. The first recorded instance seems to be William Cleike (Yorkshire 1176 ), but this may well be an error for Clerke. In subsequent records the name is concentrated in Devon; it seems to have been originally a habitational name connected with a piece of land in the parish of Ermington near Plymouth, first recorded in 1278 as Clekeland(e), and still known as Clickland; the names John de Clakelond and Robert Cleaklond occur in this parish in 1332 and 1337 respectively. The place name may be from Old English cleaca ‘stepping stone’, ‘boundary stone’ (of Celtic origin) + land ‘territory’. Compare Clack .2 Americanized spelling of German Glück ( see Gluck ).

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

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Story Highlight

Mahala Archer Cleek

I never knew my great grandmother Cleek but I have felt her spirit with me as I have done research for her family. We searched for the father of Peter Brickey for years and could not find anything to …

Sources (3)

  • Mahala Click in household of Jacob Wickersham, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mahala Brickey in household of Petter Brickey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • M.A. Brickey in entry for Joseph Doubet and Sarah Elizabeth Brickey, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992", 22 October 1878

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