Jane Mabee Ball

1822–1841 (Age 19)
Calais, Washington, Maine, United States

The Life of Jane

Jane Mabee Ball was born in 1822, in Calais, Washington, Maine, United States. She married John Green Stearns in 1840, in Calais, Washington, Maine, United States. She died in 1841, at the age of 19.

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John Green Stearns
Jane Mabee Ball
Marriage: 1840

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    John Green Stearns



Calais, Washington, Maine, United States

World Events (3)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

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

Age 8

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.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 10

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

Name Meaning

1 Variant spelling of Mabey .2 Dutch: this is a prominent Dutch family name in the Schenectady area of NY, where a Mabee Farmhouse still survives from the late 17th century. The name is derived from French Mabil(l)e , and came from Valenciennes in France, to the Netherlands in the 1580s, and thence to New Netherland in the 1650s. Mabee is the most common form, but it probably developed through Mabie, as a phonetic spelling, in the Netherlands, into its present form in Schenectady, where spelling was influenced by English conventions.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Jane M. Bell, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Jane M. Bell, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"

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