Mary Ann Guernsey

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Guernsey was born on 3 May 1813, in Poultney, Rutland, Vermont, United States, her father, Chauncey C Guernsey, was 39 and her mother, Lucy E Hoyt, was 33. She married Parsons Clark Hastings on 2 June 1842, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 23 August 1847, at the age of 34.

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Parsons Clark Hastings
Mary Ann Guernsey
Marriage: 2 June 1842
Frederick Guernsey Hastings

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    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    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

    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.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): habitational name from the island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. The name of the island is from the Old Norse ey ‘island’, with an uncertain first element, perhaps the male personal name Grani in the genitive case with original -ar, or from a genitive case form of grǫn ‘pine’. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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