Mary Elizabeth Anderson

Brief Life History 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
1812–1873
Mary Elizabeth Anderson
1816–1842
Marriage: 3 March 1835
Louisa Josephine Terrell
1836–1873
Joseph Thomas Terrell
1837–1875
William Kincaid Terrell
1839–1854
James Henry Terrell
1840–1918
Harriet B. Terrell
1842–

Sources (20)

  • Ann E Terrell in household of Joseph W Terrell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary E. Terrell, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Elizabeth Anderson, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

World Events (6)

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.

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

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

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint 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 Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.

German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Andersson , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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