Mary Sargent

14 July 1813–11 May 1899 (Age 85)
Pike, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Sargent was born on 14 July 1813, in Pike, Ohio, United States, her father, Eli Sargent, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth "Betsy" Wood, was 28. She married Jacob S Sears on 22 May 1838, in Mercer, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 10 daughters. She died on 11 May 1899, in Locust Grove Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Gantz Cemetery, Jefferson, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob S Sears
Mary Sargent
Marriage: 22 May 1838
Eli Sears
Susan Adeline Sears
Margaret L Sears
Harriet S. Sears
Frances Ellen Sears
Mary Iowa Sears
Ruah Elizabeth Sears
Lydia C Sears
Winfield Scott Sears
Henrietta C Sears
Isabel Sears
Arelia Arida Sears

Spouse and Children

22 May 1838
Mercer, Illinois, United States


    Eli Sears


    Susan Adeline Sears


    Harriet S. Sears


    Margaret L Sears


    Frances Ellen Sears


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 23

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English and French: in medieval times this did not denote a rank in the army, but was an occupational name for a servant, Middle English, Old French sergent (Latin serviens, genitive servientis, present participle of servire ‘to serve’). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed various more specialized meanings, being used for example as a technical term for a tenant by military service below the rank of a knight, and as the name for any of certain administrative and legal officials in different localities, which may also have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Sears in household of Jacob Sears, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Sears, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Sears, "United States Census, 1880"

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