Mary Staples

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Staples was born on 3 February 1739, in Kittery, York, Maine, United States, her father, Robert Staples, was 34 and her mother, Hannah Tobey, was 34. She married William Fernald on 23 November 1761, in Kittery, York, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters.

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William Fernald
Mary Staples
Marriage: 23 November 1761
Mary Fernald
Abigail Fernald
James Fernald Jr
Hannah Fernald
Sally Fernald
Lydia Fernald

Sources (3)

  • Mary Staple, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Mary Staple, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Mary in entry for Sarah Fernald, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

World Events (6)


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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


variant of Staple with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s.

variant of Stable or Staple , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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