Martha Magdalena Wegley

23 February 1784–19 November 1818 (Age 34)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Martha Magdalena

When Martha Magdalena Wegley was born on 23 February 1784, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Isaac John Wagle, was 24 and her mother, Anna Maria Keppel, was 27. She married Henry Alexander Smith Sr in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 19 November 1818, in Monroe Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Monroe Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Henry Alexander Smith Sr
Martha Magdalena Wegley
Elizabeth Smith
Isaac Smith
Henry Alexander Smith
Joseph Smith
William Smith
Catherine Smith
Hannah Smith

Spouse and Children

Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

Age 3

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 10

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

South German: variant of Wege , an Americanized form of the diminutive Wegle or Wegl.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Magdalena Wegley or Waigley - Government record: Census record: birth: 1783; Pennsylvania, United States

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