Mary Blackburn

Female1824–12 August 1900

Brief Life History 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 29. 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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John Brooks
Mary Blackburn
Nancy Brooks
Eliza Brooks
William Brooks
John A Brooks
Sarah Brooks
Lettie Jane Brooks
Aaron H Brooks
Mary Catherine Brooks

Sources (8)

  • Polly Blackbern in household of William Blackbern, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Polly Blackburn in entry for Nancy Watson, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"
  • Mary Brooks, "United States Census, 1870"

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Children (8)

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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.


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’. This surname is found mainly in northern England.

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

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