Mahala Ann Wilson

about 1805–1 October 1875 (Age 70)
Sussex, Delaware, United States

The Life of Mahala Ann

When Mahala Ann Wilson was born about 1805, in Sussex, Delaware, United States, her father, Jessie Wilson, was 22 and her mother, Lova Ray "Lovey" Waller, was 20. She married Zachariah Vest on 24 March 1831, in Scott, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Wabash Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 1 October 1875, in Posey, Indiana, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

Zachariah Vest
Mahala Ann Wilson
Marriage: 24 March 1831
Jesse Vest
Asbury H Vest
Hannah Vest
William H. Vest
David Wilson Vest

Spouse and Children

24 March 1831
Scott, Indiana, United States


    Jesse Vest




    William H. Vest


    David Wilson Vest


Parents and Siblings

    Jessie Wilson


    Lova Ray "Lovey" Waller




+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1814 · Treaty of Ghent Signed

Age 9

The Treaty of Ghent was signed on 1814, ending the War of 1812. One of the signers was James Bayard of Delaware.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 20

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ann Vest in household of Zacheriah Vest, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mehala A Vest in household of Zacharia Vest, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mahala A Vest in household of Zacharia Vest, "United States Census, 1870"

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