Mary Elizabeth Anderson

20 August 1816–6 August 1842 (Age 25)
Caroline, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Anderson was born on 20 August 1816, in Caroline, Virginia, United States, her father, Dr. Thomas Bates Anderson Sr., was 24 and her mother, Harriet Ann McLaughlin, was 17. She married Joseph Walker Terrell on 3 March 1835, in Caroline, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 6 August 1842, in Madison District, Caroline, Virginia, United States, at the age of 25.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Walker Terrell
Mary Elizabeth Anderson
Marriage: 3 March 1835
Louisa Josephine Terrell
Joseph Thomas Terrell
William Kincaid Terrell
James Henry Terrell
Harriet Terrell

Spouse and Children

3 March 1835
Caroline, Virginia, United States


    Louisa Josephine Terrell


    Joseph Thomas Terrell


    William Kincaid Terrell


    James Henry Terrell


    Harriet Terrell


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

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 4

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.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 8

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: very common patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew . See also Andreas . The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain St. Regulus. The surname was brought independently to North America by many different bearers and was particularly common among 18th-century Scotch-Irish settlers in PA and VA. In the United States, it has absorbed many cognate or likesounding names in other European languages, notably Swedish Andersson , Norwegian and Danish Andersen , but also Ukrainian Andreychyn, Hungarian Andrásfi, etc.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Anderson in entry for James Henry Terrell, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Mary E. in entry for Wm. G. Dandridge, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Elizabeth Anderson, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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