Mary Elizabeth Dewberry

1836–1860 (Age 24)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Dewberry was born in 1836, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Felix Dewberry, was 32 and her mother, Rachel Warren, was 36. She married William Harrison Garner in 1853, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1860, in Blount, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 24.

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William Harrison Garner
Mary Elizabeth Dewberry
Marriage: 1853
William F Garner
John A. Garner
Sally J. "Polly" Garner
Pryor Lee Garner

Spouse and Children

Tennessee, United States



    John A. Garner


    Sally J. "Polly" Garner



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World Events (3)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 0

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.

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 10

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Dewberry Hill in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire, which is of uncertain origin.2 Probably an Americanized spelling of French Dubarry, a topographic name from Anglo-Norman French barri ‘rampart’; later it denoted a suburb outside the walls of a medieval city ( see Barry ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Garner in household of William M Garner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Unknown in entry for William F. Garner, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • Mary Dewberry, "Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950"

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