Mahala Lynn

about 1819–
Prince William, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mahala

When Mahala Lynn was born about 1819, in Prince William, Virginia, United States, her father, Benson Lynn, was 38 and her mother, Mildred Norman, was 35.

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Benson Lynn
Mildred Norman
Lucinda Lynn
Mahala Lynn
Livillian L. Lynn
Levi C Lynn
Alexander P Lynn
Elizabeth Lucy Lynn
Mary Frances Lynn
Leland Selean A. Lynn
Const. Lafayette/ Laydayette Lynn

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

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. 
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 5

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 42

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhloinn and Ó Fhloinn ( see Flynn ).2 Scottish: variant of Lyne 3.3 English: habitational name from any of several places so called in Norfolk, in particular King's Lynn, an important center of the medieval wool trade. The place name is probably from an Old Welsh word cognate with Gaelic linn ‘pool’, ‘stream’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mahalia Lynn in household of Benson Lynn, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mahalia Lynn in household of Mary F Norman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mahala M Lynn in household of Mary F Norman, "United States Census, 1860"

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