Mary L. Jones


Brief Life History of Mary L.

When Mary L. Jones was born in 1847, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, her father, Costello Cosley Jones, was 30 and her mother, Cynthia Slusher, was 32. She married Powhatan Thomas Dickerson on 25 March 1875, in Floyd, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Alum Ridge, Floyd, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died in 1884, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, at the age of 37.

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Powhatan Thomas Dickerson
Mary L. Jones
Marriage: 25 March 1875
Maude May "Martha" Dickerson
Andrew Thomas Dickerson
James Cosley Blaine Dickerson

Sources (11)

  • Mary Jones in household of Costello Jones, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary L. Jones, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Mary F Dickerson in entry for Ian Dickerson, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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  • Marriage
    25 March 1875Floyd, Virginia, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (7)

    1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

    Age 0

    Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas

    Age 14

    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


    Age 16

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

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) (see John ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. It began to be adopted as a non-hereditary surname in some parts of Wales from the 16th century onward, but did not become a widespread hereditary surname there until the 18th and 19th centuries. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. It is (including in the sense 2 below) the fifth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

    English: habitational or occupational name for someone who lived or worked ‘at John's (house)’.

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

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