Mahala Wilson

1826–
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
1822–1868
Mahala Wilson
1826–
Marriage: 30 July 1848
Serelda Gilstrap
1849–1915
Sarah Isabell Gillstrap
1852–1924
Thomas John Gilstrap
1855–1918
Abner Lee Gilstrap
1858–
William Isaac Gilstrap
1864–1936

Spouse and Children

    Gilford H Gilstrap

    Male1822–1868Male

    Female1826–Female

MARRIAGE
30 July 1848
Jasper, Missouri, United States
children

(5)

    Serelda Gilstrap

    Female1849–1915Female

    Sarah Isabell Gillstrap

    Female1852–1924Female

    Thomas John Gilstrap

    Male1855–1918Male

    Abner Lee Gilstrap

    Male1858–Male

    William Isaac Gilstrap

    Male1864–1936Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+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.
1857

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.

Possible Related Names

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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