Mary Ann Smock

9 December 1829–24 November 1907 (Age 77)
Monmouth, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary 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, United States for about 10 years 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, 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

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  • Marriage
    9 December 1852
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 4
    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.
    Age 32
    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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    Sources (11)

    • Mary A Conover in household of John B Conover, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mary Ann Conover in household of John B Conover, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
    • Mary A. in entry for Sarah E. Conover, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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