Mary Lavina Hale

Femaleabout 1813–after 1870

Brief Life History of Mary Lavina

Mary Lavina Hale was born about 1813, in Anson, North Carolina, United States. She married Thomas Presson in 1826, in Benton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died after 1870, in Benton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 8187.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Presson
Mary Lavina Hale
about 1813–1870
Marriage: 1826
Savilla Ann Presson
Martha Elizabeth Presson
Mary E. Presson
Henry Lee Thomas Presson
Malinda Lucinda Presson
John Matthew Presson
James F. Nicholas Presson
Zachariah Thomas Presson
Mary Susan Presson
Sarah L. Presson

Sources (3)

  • Lavina Presson in household of J M Presson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lavina Presson in household of Thomas Presson, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1826Benton, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 6

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 7

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 17

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived in a (usually remote) nook or corner of land, from Old English and Middle English hale, dative of h(e)alh ‘nook, hollow’, or a habitational name from a place so named such as Hale in Cheshire, Hampshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Holme Hale (Norfolk), Hale Street (Kent), and Haile (Cumberland). In northern England the word often has a specialized meaning, denoting a piece of flat alluvial land by the side of a river, typically one deposited in a bend. See Haugh . In southeastern England it often referred to a patch of dry land in a fen. In some cases the surname may be a habitational name from any of several places in England named with this fossilized inflected form, which would originally have been preceded by a preposition, e.g. in the hale or at the hale. This surname is also established in south Wales.

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Céile (see McHale ).

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Halle .

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

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