Mary Blackburn

1824–1900 (Age 76)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Blackburn was born in 1824, in North Carolina, United States, her father, William Burton Blackburn, was 29 and her mother, Catherine Hanks, was 34. She had at least 3 sons and 5 daughters with John Brooks. She lived in Edwards Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Trap Hill Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States in 1880. She died on 12 August 1900, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

John Brooks
1830–1864
Mary Blackburn
1824–1900
Eliza Brooks
1854–1925
William Brooks
1854–
John A Brooks
1856–1931
Sarah Brooks
1857–1880
Nancy Brooks
1858–1928
Lettie Jane Brooks
1860–1956
Aaron H Brooks
1862–1880
Mary Catherine Brooks
1864–1946

Spouse and Children

    John Brooks

    Male1830–1864Male

    Female1824–1900Female

children

(8)

    Eliza Brooks

    Female1854–1925Female

    William Brooks

    Male1854–Male

    John A Brooks

    Male1856–1931Male

    Sarah Brooks

    Female1857–1880Female

    Nancy Brooks

    Female1858–1928Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

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 · Trail of Tears

Age 6

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1846

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Blackburn, but especially the one in Lancashire, so named with Old English blæc ‘dark’ + burna ‘stream’. The surname is mainly found in northern England.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Polly Blackbern in household of William Blackbern, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Brooks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary L Brooks, "United States Census, 1880"

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