Mary Margaret LaForce

Female1835–9 September 1880

Brief Life History of Mary Margaret

When Mary Margaret LaForce was born in 1835, in Virginia, United States, her father, Elijah LaForce, was 26 and her mother, Mahala Hamon, was 20. She married James Stanley Gandee on 24 March 1853, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Roane, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Walton, Roane, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 9 September 1880, at the age of 45, and was buried in Gandeeville, Roane, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Stanley Gandee
Mary Margaret LaForce
Marriage: 24 March 1853
Edgar V. "Elijah" Gandee
Floyd Clarence Gandee
Virginia Ellen Gandee
Mahala Gandee
Lucinda Caroline Gandee
Thomas Albert Gandee
Cornelius Webster Gandee
Joshua Dunn Gandee
Stella Blanche Gandee

Sources (19)

  • Mary Gander in household of J S Gander, "United States Census, 1870"
  • May Leforee, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"
  • Mary Margaret LaForce Gandee, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 March 1853Virginia, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (6)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 1

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 9

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas

    Age 26

    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Pierre, Jean Marc, Monique.


    habitational name from La Force, the name of several places in France (see Force 3).

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

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