Mary Barksdale

Female6 May 1783–May 1863

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Barksdale was born on 6 May 1783, in Henry, Virginia, United States, her father, John Barksdale, was 38 and her mother, Sarah Fontaine, was 28. She married William Waller on 8 February 1803. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in May 1863, in Roane, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Waller Cemetery, Bradbury, Roane, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Waller IV
Mary Barksdale
Marriage: 8 February 1803
John Barksdale Waller
George B Waller
Carr Waller
Nancy S Waller
Rachel Waller
William Waller
Sarah Waller
Philip Walker
Anna Winston Waller
Mary B Waller
Edmond Waller
Henry Waller

Sources (14)

  • Mary Waller, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary in entry for Philip Walker, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Polley Barksdale, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 February 1803Virginia, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 3

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    1788 · Becomes the 10th state

    Age 5

    On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 


    Age 21

    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    Name Meaning

    English: apparently a habitational name, perhaps from Birkdale, in Lancashire.

    History: William Barksdale, from Worcester, England, died in Albemarle, VA, in 1694.

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

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