Mary Ridley Mims

Brief Life History of Mary Ridley

When Mary Ridley Mims was born on 18 June 1766, in St James Northam Parish, Goochland, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, Drury Mims Sr., was 36 and her mother, Lydia Jones Mims, was 36. She had at least 6 sons and 3 daughters with Samuel Hunt Allen. She died in 1848, in Henry, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 82.

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Mary Ridley Mims
John Gevaudan
Henry Gevedon
Robert M. Givauden
Martha "Patsy" Gividen
Shadrach Gevaudan
Elizabeth Gevedon
Joseph B. Gividen
Nancy Gividen
Thomas Geveden
Josiah Gividen
Mary Ann Gevedon

Sources (5)

  • Mary Mims, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"
  • Mary Gevedann in entry for John Gevedan, "United States Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications, 1800-1900"
  • M Mims, "United States Civil War Confederate Papers of Citizens or Businesses, 1861-1865"

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"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

English (Middlesex, Surrey and Norfolk): habitational name from North Mimms (Hertfordshire) and South Mimms (part in Hertfordshire, part Middlesex).

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

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