Mahala Wilson

Owen, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mahala

When Mahala Wilson was born in 1826, in Owen, Kentucky, United States, her father, Ellis E Wilson, was 32 and her mother, Nancy Clark, was 24. She married Gilford H Gilstrap on 30 July 1848, in Jasper, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bevier, Macon, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Montague, Texas, United States in 1880.

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Gilford H Gilstrap
Mahala Wilson
Marriage: 30 July 1848
Serelda Gilstrap
Sarah Isabell Gillstrap
Thomas John Gilstrap
Abner Lee Gilstrap
William Isaac Gilstrap

Spouse and Children

    Gilford H Gilstrap



30 July 1848
Jasper, Missouri, United States


    Serelda Gilstrap


    Sarah Isabell Gillstrap


    Thomas John Gilstrap


    Abner Lee Gilstrap


    William Isaac Gilstrap


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

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.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 4

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 31

Historical Boundaries: 1857: Montague, Texas, United States

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mahala Gilstrap in household of Gilford Gilstrap, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mahala O'Leary in household of John O'Leary, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mahala Oleary in household of John Oleary, "United States Census, 1870"

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