Mary Bledsoe

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Bledsoe was born on 16 October 1872, in Gordon District, Orange, Virginia, United States, her father, Moses G Bledsoe, was 39 and her mother, Mary Catlett Sanders, was 39. She lived in Orange, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. She died on 5 February 1915, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Unionville, Orange, Virginia, United States.

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Moses G Bledsoe
Mary Catlett Sanders
Lum V Bledsoe
Lillian Sanders Bledsoe
Dora Bledsoe
Thomas Hansford Bledsoe
Robert Garnett Bledsoe
Mary Bledsoe
Mollie Bledsoe

Sources (9)

  • Mary Bledsoe in household of M G Bledsoe, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Marie Bledsoe, "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917"
  • Mary Bledsoe, "District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961"

World Events (8)

1874 · Secrete Service Headquarters

The Secrete Service Headquarters had been in NYC for four years. Finally in 1874, it returns to Washington D.C.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire named Bledisloe, from the Old English personal name Blīth (a byname meaning ‘cheerful’) + Old English hlāw ‘mound, tumulus’. This surname is very rare in Britain.

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

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