Mahala Jane Dudley

15 June 1822–21 July 1885 (Age 63)
Wolf Creek, Meade, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Mahala Jane

When Mahala Jane Dudley was born on 15 June 1822, in Wolf Creek, Meade, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Dudley, was 39 and her mother, Celia Ross, was 36. She married George Givens Johnston on 2 February 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Franklin, Sacramento, California, United States in 1860 and Nevada, United States in 1870. She died on 21 July 1885, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

Photos and Memories (6)

Do you know Mahala Jane? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Warren Smith
Mahala Jane Dudley
Marriage: after July 1850
Hyrum Carson Smith
Lydia Smith
Joseph Carson Smith
Agnes Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    after July 1850Nebraska, United States
  • Children


    Parents and Siblings



    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens
    Age 8
    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.
    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 17
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands): habitational name from Dudley in Worcestershire, recorded as Duddeleye, Doddeleye in the 13th and 14th centuries, named from the Old English personal name Dudda (see Dodd 1) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.Irish (southern Ireland): in Ireland, when not the English name, it was adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Ó Dubhdáleithe ‘descendant of Dubhdáleithe’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + ‘two’ + léithe ‘sides’.Americanized form of French Daudelin .

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    Journal entry from Warren B. Smith about his father, Warren Smith, Second Husband to Amanda B Smith

    Journal excerpt from Warren Barnes Smith about his father, Warren Smith. Jan 29, 1918 In my early boyhood, my father & mother separated in Salt Lake City. I, and my sister Sarah, was left in the k …

    Sources (20)

    • Mahala Smith in household of Warren Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sarah Malisley Dudley in entry for George Carlos Johnstun, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Elizabeth Smith in household of Warren Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.