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
Mariah Huff
Marriage: 1865
Charles H. Wyman Jr
Harriett Amanda Wyman
Israel D. Wyman
Dinsmore D. Wyman
Laura M. Wyman
Danville Ledbetter Wyman
Franklin Soule Wyman
Grace Wyman
Ralph Wyman

Spouse and Children



    Charles H. Wyman Jr


    Harriett Amanda Wyman


    Israel D. Wyman


    Dinsmore D. Wyman


    Laura M. Wyman


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Rev. Asa Huff


    Lois Libby




    Juslilth S. Huff


    Julia A. Huff



    Ellen M. Huff


    Lovina or 'Melvina' H. Huff


+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 This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856.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."

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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