Margaret D Reeder

Brief Life History of Margaret D

When Margaret D Reeder was born in 1812, in South Carolina, United States, her father, David Dunbar Reeder, was 44 and her mother, Anna Whitmore, was 36. She married John D Despain on 10 March 1829, in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Hopkins, Texas, United States in 1850. She died in 1845, in Texas, United States, at the age of 33.

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John D Despain
Margaret D Reeder
Marriage: 10 March 1829
David Marshall Despain
Rachel Ann Despain
Joseph Mansel DeSpain
Margaret Matilda Despain
James Wilson Despain
Samuel Despain
Daniel DeSpain
Francis Olivia DeSpain

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Reader, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Margaret Reader, "Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957"
  • Margaret Reader, "Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957"

World Events (7)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · War of 1812

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

1822 · Slave Rebellion

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who used reeds as a roofing material (a thatcher), a derivative of Middle English rede ‘reed’ + -er. Compare Reed and Redman .

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a clearing, a derivative of Middle English rede, ride, rude ‘clearing’ (see Reed ) + -er, synonymous and interchangeable with atte Rede, atte Rude ‘at the clearing’. This type of name, composed of a topographic term + -er, is common in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, and it is also found in Essex.

Dutch and German: variant of Reder 3.

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

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