Mary Brooks

2 June 1795–1861 (Age 65)
Edgar, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Brooks was born on 2 June 1795, her father, Robert George Brooks, was 34 and her mother, Polly Mary Grass, was 27. She married Jacob Greever on 5 May 1817, in Augusta, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Dolson Township, Clark, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died in 1861, in Edgar, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Greever
1791–1876
Mary Brooks
1795–1861
Marriage: 5 May 1817
George Greever
1786–1815
William Greever
1817–1900
Julia A. Greever
1820–1911
Mary Ann Greever
about 1825–
Sarah Greever
1830–1855
Sophia Ann Almarode
1830–1916
John Greever
1830–1915
Joseph Morgan Greever
1832–1901
Jacob Greaver
1833–1920

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 May 1817Augusta, Virginia, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 5
    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.
    1803
    Age 8
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 24
    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. 

    Name Meaning

    English: usually a variant of Brook , with excrescent -s. The optional addition of -s, with no grammatical function, is usually post-medieval, but some examples of the same person's name occurring with and without -(e)s have been noted as early as the 14th century in South Lancashire. The -es in such cases probably has neither a plural nor a genitival function, and the name means ‘dweller at the brook’, not ‘dweller at the brooks’. A plural sense cannot be ruled out elsewhere, but a non-grammatical -(e)s must also be considered a strong possibility.Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.Americanized form of German Brucks .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Brucks
    Brook
    Brookes

    Sources (1)

    • Mary Greever in household of Jacob Greever, "United States Census, 1860"

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