Rachael Mary Gaddis

Brief Life History of Rachael Mary

When Rachael Mary Gaddis was born in 1829, in Habersham, Georgia, United States, her father, Dennis Mathias Gaddis, was 24 and her mother, Nancy Ann Stover, was 20. She married Sgt Henry Washington Ward on 24 December 1846, in Lumpkin, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 10 daughters. She lived in District 900, Lumpkin, Georgia, United States in 1850 and Gaddistown, Union, Georgia, United States in 1880. She died on 9 February 1894, in Union, Georgia, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Mount Airy Cemetery, Union, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sgt Henry Washington Ward
Rachael Mary Gaddis
Marriage: 24 December 1846
Margaret Calara Ward
Nancy Ovalean P. Ward
Arminda Louisa Ward
Rachael Artifitia Ward
Mary Ann Ward
William Thomas Ward
Sarah Caroline Ward
Lydia Elizabeth Althatine Missouri Ward
Josephine Ward
Joseph Ward
Henry Washington Ward Jr.
Rachael Ward
Amanda Ward

Sources (22)

  • Rachel Ward in household of Henry Ward, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Racheal M. Gaddis - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Rachael Gaddis
  • Rachel Gaddis, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1832: Union, Georgia, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Union, Georgia, United States

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Geddes (Nairnshire). This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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