Mary Ann Winchester

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Winchester was born in 1826, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Winchester, was 26 and her mother, Mahala Sweet, was 18. She married Andrew Bailey Slaven on 16 September 1852, in Wayne, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 25 September 1858, in her hometown, at the age of 32.

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Andrew Bailey Slaven
Mary Ann Winchester
Marriage: 16 September 1852
James Granville Slaven
John Lafayette Slaven
James Granville Slaven
Sarah Jane Slaven
Mahala Ann Stacy Slaven
Rebecca Ann Slaven

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  • Pally A. Winchester in entry for J. G. Slavy, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"

World Events (5)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

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: habitational name from the city in Hampshire, so named from the addition of Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (from Latin castra ‘legionary camp’) to the Romano-British name Venta, of disputed origin.

History: John Winchester was admitted a freeman in Brookline, MA, in 1637. Oliver Winchester (1810–80), owner of the arms company that produced the Winchester rifle, was his fifth-generation descendant, born in Boston.

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

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