Mary Elizabeth Rhoads

23 January 1819–29 March 1899 (Age 80)
Boonville, Boon Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Rhoads was born on 23 January 1819, in Boonville, Boon Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States, her father, Henry Rhoads III, was 46 and her mother, Elizabeth Noffsinger, was 42. She married William Meeks on 5 October 1837, in Spencer, Washington Township, Owen, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Kanosh, Millard, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 29 March 1899, in Bicknell, Wayne, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Bicknell Cemetery, Bicknell, Wayne, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Meeks
Mary Elizabeth Rhoads
Marriage: 5 October 1837
Harvey Henry Meeks
Henry Rhoads Meeks
Mary Elizabeth Meeks
Mary Ann Meeks
William Meeks
Joseph Brigham Meeks
Mary Jane Meeks
Mary Ellen Meeks
John Meeks
Mary Melissa Meeks
Mary Louisa Meeks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 October 1837Spencer, Washington Township, Owen, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1820 · Making Land more affordable
    Age 1
    The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then "The West". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors.
    1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy
    Age 22
    The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Rhodes .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Mary the mother of many Marys

    "Sitting on his knee one day, William Meeks told his little daughter, Mary Jane Meeks (Pearce) this story of why she was named Mary. He thought Mary was the sweetest name he had ever heard--- He love …

    Sources (23)

    • Elizabeth Meeks in household of William Meeks, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Betsey Rhoads, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Meeks in entry for Mary Jane Pearce, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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