Mary Prickett

16 May 1809–
Franklin, Georgia, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Prickett was born on 16 May 1809, in Franklin, Georgia, United States, her father, Joel Prickett, was 21 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Dobbs, was 16. She married James M Baxter Jr. on 12 June 1828, in Meriwether, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in Limestone, Alabama, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

James M Baxter Jr.
Mary Prickett
Marriage: 12 June 1828
Martha Catherine Baxter

Spouse and Children

    James M Baxter Jr.



12 June 1828
Meriwether, Georgia, United States


    Martha Catherine Baxter


Parents and Siblings

    Joel Prickett


    Mary Elizabeth Dobbs




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 2

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Age 37

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

Name Meaning

English:1. variant of Pritchett . 2. nickname from Middle English priket, a buck in its second year.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Mary Rickett, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Mary Rickett, "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.