When Mary Ann Marley was born on 12 January 1838, in Bath, Virginia, United States, her father, Samuel Marley, was 29 and her mother, Mary D. Moore, was 22. She married James William Hickman on 8 January 1857, in Upshur, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Nicholas, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Banks District, Upshur, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. She died on 2 March 1915, in Braxton, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 77.
English: habitational name from any of various places so called, for example in Devon, Kent, and Yorkshire. According to Ekwall, the first element of these placenames is respectively Old English (ge)mǣre ‘boundary’, myrig ‘pleasant’, and mearth ‘(pine) marten’. The second element in each case is Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’. This surname was taken to Ireland by a Northumbrian family who settled there in the 17th century.