Mary Elizabeth Dryden

Female18 February 1847–9 April 1926

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Dryden was born on 18 February 1847, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Robert McClure Dryden, was 44 and her mother, Rebecca Emmaline Hunter, was 24. She married James Wesley Fisher on 31 December 1867, in Marshall, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Civil District 2, Marshall, Tennessee, United States in 1910. She died on 9 April 1926, in Marshall, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Fisher Cemetery, Marshall, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Wesley Fisher
Mary Elizabeth Dryden
Marriage: 31 December 1867
Robert Lee Fisher
Ella Lou Fisher
John Franklin Fisher
Golie May Fisher
Jesse G Fisher
Sally Jane Fisher

Sources (12)

  • Mollie Fisher in household of Frank Fisher, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mollie E. Dryden, "Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950"
  • Mary E. Fisher, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1867Marshall, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 15

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.


    Age 16

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 21

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    English (Northumberland and Durham) and Scottish: habitational name from either from Dryden in Roxburghshire or Dryden near Roslin in Midlothian, perhaps named from Old English dr̄ge ‘dry’ + denu ‘valley’. The poet John Dryden (1631–1700) was born in Northamptonshire, after his ancestors had migrated there from Cumbria in the 16th century.

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

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