Mary Jane Lemon

about 1837–26 June 1879 (Age 42)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Lemon was born about 1837, in Virginia, United States, her father, George Samuel Lemon, was 49 and her mother, Nancy Gilliland, was 44. She lived in Ritchie, Virginia, United States in 1850. She died on 26 June 1879, at the age of 42.

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Henry L. Jackson
1828–1900
Mary Jane Lemon
1837–1879

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World Events (6)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 7

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1846

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 24

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. 

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Lefman, Old English Lēofman, composed of the elements lēof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + mann ‘man’, ‘person’. This came to be used as a nickname for a lover or sweetheart, from Middle English lem(m)an. There is no connection with the word denoting the citrus fruit (which is of Persian origin).2 Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Lamont .

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

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  • Mary Lemmon in household of George S Lemmon, "United States Census, 1850"

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