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
1817–1895
Mary Ann Witt
1827–1887
Marriage: 14 September 1841
Violet Ann Vila Handy
1842–1910
Lucinda E Handy
1845–1909
Saunders Witt Handy
1846–1935
Beverige Abraham Handy
1848–1931
Adam James Preston Handy
1851–1941
Nancy Hester Julia Handy
1851–
Manda L V Handy
1853–1853
William Isaac Jackson Handy
1855–1925
Bengamin Franklin Handy
1857–1862
Mary Susan F Handy
1859–1945
Melinda E Handy
1862–1862
Murray Washington Handy
1864–1931
Peter Thomas Sherman Handy
1867–

Spouse and Children

    William H Handy

    Male1817–1895Male

    Female1827–1887Female

MARRIAGE
14 September 1841
Patrick, Virginia, United States
children

(13)

    Female1842–1910Female

    Lucinda E Handy

    Female1845–1909Female

    Saunders Witt Handy

    Male1846–1935Male

    Male1848–1931Male

    Adam James Preston Handy

    Male1851–1941Male

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Saunders Witt

    Male1793–1871Male

    Lavinia Violet Helms

    Female1793–1870Female

siblings

(4)

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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