Margaret Reister

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Reister was born on 17 September 1779, in Reisterstown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, her father, Philip Reister, was 31 and her mother, Eve Gartner, was 26. She married David Andrew Kephart on 16 October 1802, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Carroll, Maryland, United States in 1850. She died on 15 October 1852, in Taneytown, Carroll, Maryland, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Taneytown, Carroll, Maryland, United States.

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David Andrew Kephart
Margaret Reister
Marriage: 16 October 1802
Henrietta Kephart
Sarah Sally Kephart
Dr. Philip Kephart
Elizabeth Kephart
George Kephart
Susanna Kephart
Catherine Kephart
Hannah Kephart
Peter Kephart

Sources (5)

  • Margaret Kephart in household of George Kephart, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Marg'T Reister, "Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970"
  • Margaret Reister Kephart, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


In 1781, Maryland donated land to be used for part of Washington, D. C.

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Fritz, Guenter, Horst, Karlheinz.

German: habitational name for someone from someone from Reiste in Westphalia.

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

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