Mary Jane Blevins

1800–1861 (Age 61)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Blevins was born in 1800, in Virginia, United States, her father, James Blevins, was 49 and her mother, Hannah Osborne Lyons, was 43. She married Thomas Benton Elrod on 18 February 1822, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Osage, Missouri, United States in 1850. She died in 1861, in Vienna, Maries, Missouri, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Vienna, Maries, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Benton Elrod
Mary Jane Blevins
Marriage: 18 February 1822
Christopher Jackson Elrod
Eleanor Elrod
Nancy Elrod
Lucinda Elrod
Ellen Elrod
Washington Welch Elrod
Miss Elrod
Sarah Ann Elrod
Mary Jane Elrod
Martha Seralda Elrod
Thomas Benton Elrod
Washington Elrod

Spouse and Children

18 February 1822
Lawrence, Indiana, United States


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Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

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.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 12

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 19

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, of Welsh origin: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Ble(i)ddyn ( see Blethen ), with the addition of the English patronymic suffix -s.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Elrod in household of Thomas Elrod, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Polly Blevins, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Polly Blevins, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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