Mary Elizabeth Evangeline Bourland

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth Evangeline

When Mary Elizabeth Evangeline Bourland was born on 15 November 1821, in Monroe, Mississippi, United States, her father, James Spears Bourland, was 23 and her mother, Mary Hudspeth, was 23. She married Pleasant Green Thomas on 19 December 1839, in Itawamba, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 16 September 1848, in Itawamba, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Bourland Cemetery, Itawamba, Mississippi, United States.

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Pleasant Green Thomas
Mary Elizabeth Evangeline Bourland
Marriage: 19 December 1839
Mary Jane Thomas
James Ezekiel Thomas
Martha Susan Thomas
William Green Thomas

Sources (2)

  • E. E Bowland, "Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911"
  • Mary Elizabeth Bourland Thomas, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (5)

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.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · The Oregon Trail

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Name Meaning

English (Hampshire): variant of Burland . This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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