Mary Melvina Dugan

22 April 1826–
Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Melvina

Mary Melvina Dugan was born on 22 April 1826, in Indiana, United States. She married Felix Walker Porter on 28 March 1844. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Huff Township, Spencer, Indiana, United States in 1850.

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Felix Walker Porter
Mary Melvina Dugan
Marriage: 28 March 1844
Stephen L Porter
Isaac M. Porter
Josephine Porter
George E. Porter

Spouse and Children

28 March 1844


World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 10

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 37

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhagáin ‘descendant of Dubhagán’, a byname representing a double diminutive of dubh ‘black’, ‘dark’ ( see Duff ). 2. reduced Anglicized form of Ó Duibhginn ( see Deegan ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Porter in household of Felix W Porter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary M Dugan, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959"
  • Mary M. Dugan, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

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