Mary Estes

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Estes was born in 1785, in Henry, Virginia, United States, her father, William Isaac Estes, was 41 and her mother, Elizabeth Evans, was 47. She married John T Carter about 1793, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died in September 1807, in Chester, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 22.

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John T Carter
1764–1850
Mary Estes
1785–1807
Marriage: about 1793
William Carter
about 1800–1859
Sylvanus Carter
1807–
Blake Anderson Carter
1820–

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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    1788 · Becomes the 10th state

    On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 

    1792 · Head Tax Law

    "In 1792, South Carolina passes a law called the ""head tax"" for all free African Americans from age 16-50. This tax was $2.00."

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Middle English est ‘east’, denoting someone ‘from the east’ or someone living in the eastern part of a village or settlement. Today the name is still pronounced as two syllables, as it was in medieval times.

    History: This name was brought to New England by Matthew (1645–1723) and Richard (born 1647) Estes, sons of Robert and Dorothy Estes of Dover, England. Probably unconnected is the founder of the VA and TN family of this name, Benjamin Estes (born 1736 in VA; died 1811 in TN).

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

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