Mary McCauley

Female26 February 1813–14 February 1879

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary McCauley was born on 26 February 1813, in Montgomery, Tennessee, United States, her father, John T McCauley, was 38 and her mother, Mary Polly Moore, was 34. She married James Cowan Dickson about 1830, in Montgomery, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Dickson, Dickson, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Dickson, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. She died on 14 February 1879, at the age of 65, and was buried in Montgomery, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Cowan Dickson
1802–1863
Mary McCauley
1813–1879
Marriage: about 1830
Samuel Cowan Dickson
1832–1863
Alice Dickson
1851–1891
Mary Ann Caroline Dickson
1834–1896
Newton Berryman Dixon
1836–1919
Martha Elizabeth Dickson
1838–1906
Angeline Dickson
1840–1877
John McCauley Dickson
1842–1915
Harriett Elizabeth Dickson
1844–1863
Virginia "Jennie" Dickson
1846–1913
William E. Dickson
1846–1857
James Aiken Dickson
1848–1900
Lucy Elnora Dickson
1853–1941
Joseph Fagan Dickson
1855–1923
William Edward Dickson
1858–1913

Sources (7)

  • Mary Dickson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary McCauley Dickson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary McCauley in entry for J. F. Dixon, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1830Montgomery, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 6

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 7

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 19

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Dumbartonshire) and Irish (Westmeath): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Amhalghaidh ‘son of Amhalghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin. The best known family of Mac Amhalghaidh is from Westmeath, and there were families called Mac Amhlaoibh in counties Cork and Fermanagh (a branch of the Maguires), as well as a family in southwest Scotland which has migrated to Ulster. Compare the Scottish form Macaulay .

    Scottish (Hebrides) and Irish (Fermanagh): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Amhlaoibh or Mac Amhlaidh ‘son of Olaf’, from Gaelic forms of the Old Norse personal name Áleifr, Óláfr (see Olafsen ). Compare McAuliffe .

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

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