Mary Ann Witt

1827–March 1887 (Age 60)
Patrick, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Witt was born in 1827, in Patrick, Virginia, United States, her father, Saunders Witt, was 34 and her mother, Lavinia Violet Helms, was 34. She married William H Handy on 14 September 1841, in Patrick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Mayo River District, Patrick, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died in March 1887, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

William H Handy
Mary Ann Witt
Marriage: 14 September 1841
Violet Ann Vila Handy
Lucinda E Handy
Saunders Witt Handy
Beverige Abraham Handy
Adam James Preston Handy
Nancy Hester Julia Handy
Manda L V Handy
William Isaac Jackson Handy
Bengamin Franklin Handy
Mary Susan F Handy
Melinda E Handy
Murray Washington Handy
Peter Thomas Sherman Handy

Spouse and Children

    William H Handy



14 September 1841
Patrick, Virginia, United States



    Lucinda E Handy


    Saunders Witt Handy



    Adam James Preston Handy


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Saunders Witt


    Lavinia Violet Helms




World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 17

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

1 North German: nickname for someone with white hair or a remarkably pale complexion, from a Middle Low German witte ‘white’.2 South German: from a short form of the old German personal name Wittigo.3 English: variant of White .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary A Handy in household of Wm Handy, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary A Handy in household of William Handy, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Handy in household of William Handy, "United States Census, 1850"

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