Mahala Keller

10 October 1805–19 March 1898 (Age 92)
Greene, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mahala

Mahala Keller was born on 10 October 1805, in Greene, Tennessee, United States as the daughter of Joseph Henry Keller. She married Claibourn Jones on 5 March 1827, in Greene, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Decatur City, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Decatur Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1885. She died on 19 March 1898, in Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Woodmansee Cemetery, Grand River Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Claibourn Jones
1805–1864
Mahala Keller
1805–1898
Marriage: 5 March 1827
Abraham H. Jones
1827–1923
Nancy Jones
1829–1923
Martha J Jones
1832–1923
Sarah Jones
1834–1865
Mariah Jones
1838–1907
Mary V Jones
1842–1920
George William Jones
1843–1880
Eliza Ellen Jones
1844–1938
Celia Catherine Jones
1847–1930
Cinia Jane Jones
1851–1940

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 March 1827
Greene, Tennessee, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1808

Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1819

Age 14

Historical Boundaries 1819: Owen, Indiana, United States
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 25

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

1 German: from Middle High German kellaere ‘cellarman’, ‘cellar master’ (Latin cellarius, denoting the keeper of the cella ‘store chamber’, ‘pantry’). Hence an occupational name for the overseer of the stores, accounts, or household in general in, for example, a monastery or castle. Kellers were important as trusted stewards in a great household, and in some cases were promoted to ministerial rank. The surname is widespread throughout central Europe.2 English: either an occupational name for a maker of caps or cauls, from Middle English kellere, or an occupational name for an executioner, from Old English cwellere.3 Irish: reduced form of Kelleher .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mahala Jones in household of Claiborn Jones, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mahala Jones in household of Claborn Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mahaly Johnas, "United States Census, 1870"

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