Mahala Reeves

Twin Oaks, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mahala

When Mahala Reeves was born in 1838, in Twin Oaks, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States, her father, Rev Enoch C Reeves, was 37 and her mother, Marion Maysie McMillian, was 35. She married Defoe Davis on 9 March 1856, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Ashe, North Carolina, United States in 1850.

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Defoe Davis
Mahala Reeves
Marriage: 9 March 1856

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    Defoe Davis



9 March 1856
Ashe, North Carolina, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 15

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 32

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English:1. patronymic from Reeve . 2. topographic name for someone who lived on the margin of a wood, from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atter eves ‘at the edge’ (Old English æt þære efese).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mahala Rives in household of Enoch Reves, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mahala Reves, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Mahala Reves, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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