Mary Sargent

Brief Life History 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 lived in Pee Pee Township, Pike, Ohio, United States in 1830. 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
1803–1862
Mary Sargent
1813–1899
Marriage: 22 May 1838
Eli Sears
about 1840–about 1840
Susan Adeline Sears
1841–1903
Margaret L Sears
1844–1860
Harriet S. Sears
1843–1853
Frances Ellen Sears
1846–1916
Mary Iowa Sears
1847–1918
Ruah Elizabeth Sears
1849–1880
Lydia C Sears
1851–1874
Winfield Scott Sears
1853–1896
Henrietta C Sears
1856–1858
Isabel Sears
1856–1860
Arelia Arida Sears
1858–1880

Sources (12)

  • Household of Eli Sargent, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Mary Sargent Sears, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Sargent in entry for Frances Ellen Fisher, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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

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

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: status or occupational name from Middle English sergeaunt ‘servant’ (Old French sergent, serjant). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed a number of more specialized meanings in the medieval period, including ‘tenant by military service below the rank of knight’. It was also used for a variety of administrative and legal offices, which may have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century. Compare Sergent .

History: William Sargent (1624–1717) came to Gloucester, MA, from Devon, England before 1678. Many of his descendants distinguished themselves in the civil and military affairs of the colonies and some in literary or artistic paths, notably the portrait painter John Singer Sargent (1856–1925).

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

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