Mary Ann Rich

Female17 September 1829–18 March 1882

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Rich was born on 17 September 1829, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, Jeremiah Robert Rich, was 24 and her mother, Sarah A. Miller, was 17. She married John Russell Starnes in 1847, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Sulphur Springs, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Hominy, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1880. She died on 18 March 1882, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 52.

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John Russell Starnes
Mary Ann Rich
Marriage: 1847
Sara A. Starnes
Emma Marion Starnes
Alfred Haskew Starnes
Charles Newton Starnes
Martha Starnes
Jerimah H. Starnes
John Pinkney Starnes

Sources (8)

  • Mary Starnes in household of John Starnes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Ann Rich Starnes, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Ann Rich in entry for S.A. Mckinney, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"

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  • Marriage
    1847North Carolina, United States
  • Children (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 1

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · Trail of Tears

    Age 1

    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.


    Age 17

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

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a wealthy man (or perhaps in some cases an ironic nickname for a pauper), from Middle English, Old French riche ‘rich, wealthy’, a word of ancient Germanic origin, akin to ancient Germanic rīc ‘power(ful)’.

    English: from the Middle English personal name Rich, a pet form of any of the post-Conquest names beginning in Rich-, such as Richer and especially Richard . Compare Rick .

    English: either a topographic name from Middle English riche(Old English ric) ‘stream’, signifying one who lived beside a stream, as at Glynde Reach (Sussex), or perhaps a habitational name from the (now lost) village of Riche (Lincolnshire).

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

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