Mary Gill

6 March 1753–after 1804 (Age 50)
Benedict, Charles, Maryland, British Colonial America

The Life of Mary

When Mary Gill was born on 6 March 1753, in Benedict, Charles, Maryland, British Colonial America, her father, Robert Gill II, was 28 and her mother, Lydia Wood Musgrave, was 25. She married Zachariah Lyon in 1767. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died after 1804, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Zachariah Lyon
1748–1829
Mary Gill
1753–1804
Marriage: 1767
Samuel Valentine Lyon
1767–1852
Elizabeth Lyon
1791–
Henry Lyon
–1839
Elijah Lyon
Hesakiah Lyon
William Lyon
1772–1818
Henson Lyon
1789–1867
Nancy Lyon
1800–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1767
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 5

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 23

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 23

"At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""

Name Meaning

1 English: from a short form of the personal names Giles , Julian , or William . In theory the name would have a soft initial when derived from the first two of these, and a hard one when from William or from the other possibilities discussed in 2–4 below. However, there has been much confusion over the centuries.2 Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a ravine or deep glen, Middle English gil(l), Old Norse gil ‘ravine’.3 Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille (Scottish), Mac Giolla (Irish), patronymics from an occupational name for a servant or a short form of the various personal names formed by attaching this element to the name of a saint. See McGill . The Old Norse personal name Gilli is probably of this origin, and may lie behind some examples of the name in northern England.

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

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