Mariah Huff

December 1846–25 October 1903 (Age 56)
Wellington, Piscataquis, Maine, United States

The Life of Mariah

When Mariah Huff was born in December 1846, in Wellington, Piscataquis, Maine, United States, her father, Rev. Asa Huff, was 30 and her mother, Lois Libby, was 29. She married Charles H. Wyman in 1865. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 25 October 1903, in Kingsbury Plantation, Piscataquis, Maine, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Abbot, Piscataquis, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles H. Wyman
1836–1925
Mariah Huff
1846–1903
Marriage: 1865
Charles H. Wyman Jr
1865–1929
Harriett Amanda Wyman
1866–
Israel D. Wyman
1869–
Dinsmore D. Wyman
1870–
Laura M. Wyman
1872–
Danville Ledbetter Wyman
1873–1957
Franklin Soule Wyman
1875–1929
Grace Wyman
1881–
Ralph Wyman
1889–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1865
children

(9)

    Charles H. Wyman Jr

    Male1865–1929Male

    Harriett Amanda Wyman

    Female1866–Female

    Israel D. Wyman

    Male1869–Male

    Dinsmore D. Wyman

    Male1870–Male

    Laura M. Wyman

    Female1872–Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Rev. Asa Huff

    Male1816–Male

    Lois Libby

    Female1817–Female

siblings

(9)

    Juslilth S. Huff

    Female1843–Female

    Julia A. Huff

    Female1846–Female

    Female1846–1903Female

    Ellen M. Huff

    Female1847–Female

    Lovina or 'Melvina' H. Huff

    Female1848–1915Female

+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 5

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."
1863

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 17

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spur of a hill, Old English hōh (literally, ‘heel’).2 German: from the Germanic personal name Hufo, a short form of a compound name formed with hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ as the first element.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maria Wyman in household of Charls Wyman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mariah Wyman in household of Charles H Wyman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Maria Huff in entry for Unknown and Unknown, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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