Mary Ann Smock

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Smock was born on 9 December 1829, in Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, her father, Hendrick Smock, was 32 and her mother, Anna Vanderveer, was 31. She married John B Conover on 9 December 1852. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 10 daughters. She lived in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, British Colonial America in 1885 and Freehold Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States in 1900. She died on 24 November 1907, at the age of 77, and was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold Borough, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

John B Conover
Mary Ann Smock
Marriage: 9 December 1852
Jane Anne Conover
Mary Augusta Conover
Sarah Elizabeth Conover
Ella S. Conover
Emma H Conover
George B Conover
Kate Louise Conover
Ida May Conover
Henrietta Conover
Carrie Conover
Flora H. Conover
Frank Jackson Conover

Sources (15)

  • Mary A Conover, "New Jersey State Census, 1885"
  • Mary Ann Smock Conover, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary A Smock in entry for George B Conover, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

World Events (8)

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.


The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.


No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Name Meaning

English (Surrey): nickname from Middle English smok ‘smock, shift, woman's undergarment’ (Old English smoc), used for someone who made or sold such items of clothing. See also Smoker .

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

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