Maria L. Seymour

3 May 1832–29 July 1911 (Age 79)
Putnam, Georgia, United States

The Life of Maria L.

When Maria L. Seymour was born on 3 May 1832, in Putnam, Georgia, United States, her father, William Hill Seymour, was 22 and her mother, Louisa Rooks, was 16. She married William T. Mitchell on 17 November 1850, in Putnam, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in District 466, Monroe, Georgia, United States for about 20 years and Forsyth, Monroe, Georgia, United States in 1910. She died on 29 July 1911, in Monroe, Georgia, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Forsyth City Cemetery, Forsyth, Monroe, Georgia, United States.

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William T. Mitchell
Maria L. Seymour
Marriage: 17 November 1850
Benjamin Hill Mitchell

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    William T. Mitchell



17 November 1850
Putnam, Georgia, United States


    Benjamin Hill Mitchell


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World Events (8)

1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 3

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

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 29

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Saint-Maurdes-Fossées in Seine, northern France, or possibly from Saint-Maur-sur-Loire in Touraine. Both places are named from the dedication of the church there to St. Maur ( see Moore 3).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marioh Mitchell in household of Benjamin Mitchell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Maria Mitchell in household of John Hawkins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mariah L Mitchell in household of Benjamin H Mitchell, "United States Census, 1900"

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